Fiendishly funny television quiz show QI's dyed in the wool luvie presenter, Stephen Fry, and the programmes production company ,Talkback Thames, have been accused of manipulating the show's scores to suit its own humerous ends.
Viewers have been bombarding the show with letters, emails, and phone calls complaining about the blatant discrepancies in the distribution of points by the boyish, and ever so slightly effete Fry. The public is also concerned at the derisive treatment of panel regular, Alan Davies.
Mrs Pamela Pummeller of Kendal, Cumbria, voiced concern. "It is so obvious. I mean, Stephen Fry will quite blatantly give the wonderfully svelte Jo Brand a fistful of points for saying bugger all, or at best something fatuous and unfunny, then subtract points off poor Alan for giving what is obviously the right answer. I know it's the right answer, because it comes up on a big screen and all these bloody sirens go off, scaring the shit out of me and making my cat, Mr Magoo, piss himself."
Brigadier Sir Norbert Corbett was equally disgruntled at what he regards as 'un-English behaviour'. "You see Johnny foreigner doing this all the time, but that doesn't make it right. If I'd had that scoundrel Fry under my command I would knocked him into shape; big handsome boy, he is, what!"
No one at QI was available for comment last night, but we received an email from the production company stating. "They are all f****g nuts. That's the whole point. Jesus! Sometimes it hardly seems worth the effort."
QI will be returning in the summer for its 400th series.