The BBC's tepid foray into underclass humour has suffered a set back even before the first show is due to be aired.
The so called 'likeable' chav Lee Nelson (aka Simon Brodkin) was involved in a fracas with a californian singer that nearly cost him his eye-sight.
Initially the strategy of cold calling on peoples doorsteps seemed to be yielding fruit. Affable Australians had their BBQ interupted by Nelson and took the man's 'front' in good humour.
"What time is it in Australia?" he demanded. After the Aussies simply looked at their watches and added 10 hours he shouted tryingly - "YOU is from the future!!"
Although disappointed by the lack of grammar or even a punchline, the 'Ockers' got back to their 'surf, turf and VBs' and quickly forgot the matter.
However, as the 'door-stepping' carried on into the small hours the joke appeared to be wearing thin.
Things came to a head in Chelsea at 4.00am when he blurted at bleary eyed, califonian raised Anthony Kiedis - "YOU is from the past!" which was met with a hail of facial punches and a bowl of burning 'insanity pepper sauce' over his head which surgeons say will take some time to heal.
The BBC did not return our calls.