Little Britain's return to TV as part of the BBC's Big Night In has proven to be predictably controversial, with viewers slamming the comedy as "racist".
Co-creators David Walliams and Matt Lucas presented a stripped back version of the show for the Comic Relief and Children in Need fundraiser.
‘Very Little Britain’. https://t.co/5xeg0nmlYm
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But if viewers thought that the programme might also be stripped of its notoriously problematic humour, they were mistaken.
Within seconds, the character Andy, who pretends to need a wheelchair, demanded a 'bat' for dinner, referencing the widespread conspiracy theory that coronavirus was first transmitted to humans in this way.
Although it is very likely Covid-19 did originate with bats, the suggestion that eating one is what passed it on to humans is mere speculation.
Watching the little britain comeback sketch to see if they can rectify how problematic they were and the first joke… https://t.co/17MAG2GymH