Alan Carr sparks backlash after Meghan Markle dig on Epic Gameshow
Joke + Twitter = FURY
Alan Carr caused some upset on Twitter after making a joke merging the worlds of darts and Meghan Markle. Yes, really.
In a celebrity special of his show Epic Gameshow, which saw Chris Kamara, David Seaman and Angela Griffin take part in a revamped version of classic gameshow Bullseye, Carr saw the opportunity for a little joke after learning the nickname of one of the pro darts players on the show.
Fallon Sherrock, the woman who shot to stardom at the 2019 Darts World Championships after she became the first female player to defeat a man at the event, was alongside Chris Kamara and told the host that as a result of her historic wins in 2019 she became affectionately known as 'The Queen of the Palace' (the World Championships are held at Alexandra Palace in London.)
Carr replied: "I think that's the nickname Meghan had her heart set on.
"And look how that turned out."
Just a little joke there, nothing groundbreaking, may have made you smirk. Nothing but a little joke, that I'm sure if the Duchess of Sussex heard she would also find amusing.
But not to the good people of Twitter.
Users hopped onto their favourite platform to voice their disdain and anger at the jibe.
"Alan Carr is a funny man, there's no denying that. But he's gone too far with that Meghan Markle comment after all that she's come to reveal recently," said one enraged viewer.
"Epic Gameshow, really? Making snide remarks about Meghan Markle. Are we still on this subject? That's actually annoyed me," complained another unimpressed viewer.
One user even suggested that it shouldn't have been aired pre-watershed, writing: "For the love of God why is Alan Carr bashing Meghan Markle before 9PM?"
We've truly gone beyond parody now.
As far as we're aware, Carr's career is still intact and Ofcom aren't investigating.
At ease everyone.