In a shock move that's set to strain race relations to the very limit, the BBC is reported to be bringing back the Black and White Minstrel Show.
Bosses are contemplating the plan in desperate attempt to overthrow Ant and Dec's domination of prime time Saturday evening TV ratings.
The show, mothballed in the seventies and deemed as being very politically incorrect, was once the jewel in the corporation's crown.
Former crooner on the programme, Di Onyerarse, told us:
"This Minstrels show is in no way offensive; at least not to me anyway and the fact that it ridicules how black people look is offered purely in gentle jest.
"We're none of us racists on the show; in fact I've even got a black friend. Besides all the cast are broke since the BBC pulled it and this proposed comeback will be a small pension for us all"
BBC bigwigs are said to be divided over the move and will not make a final decision until a full 'top brass & big knobs' meeting is held later this month.
Geordie duo Ant and Dec are said not to care about the development:
"Oh aye! We're cacking wurselves. Oh aye no doot man pet. If the BBC want to commit suicide then it's their own business" laughed Dec...Or was it Ant.
It's so hard to tell as they both look so alike don't you think?