Anton du Beke, a dancer you won't of heard of in 6 months time, has apologised on air for Strictly Come Dancing, saying it was 'inappropriate', 'offensive' and he didn't know why the BBC transmitted it.
The programme, shown everyday at 7 p.m. and running for up to 9 hours, pairs adults whose exhibitionism and nihilism is medically untreatable, with dancers who, tired of the treadmill of cruise ship, prostitution and drug addiction, have little hope of attaining stardom.
The BBC has said that it does not condone the programme. 'It offends on every level, from the shabby production values and laughable connection to actual ballroom dancing competition to the self-congratulatory presenters whose talent had long ebbed away before they were signed up for this car-crash of a programme.'
However, they refused to pull the programme as it was an unreserved apology for a tv show but was making good money.