BBC blasted by Worzel Gummidge viewers who claim kids show was littered with 'crude sex jokes'

THE BBC has come under fierce scrutiny after eagle-eyed Wozel Gummidge viewers claimed the kids’ show was littered with sexual innuendos. 

The highly anticipated rebooted series – called Twitchers – was released on the BBC iPlayer on Tuesday – but it hasn't gone down well with some.


After watching the remake, viewers were left horrified after claiming to have spotted at least four hidden crude sex jokes.

It comes as Ofcom revealed that 2021 shattered all previous complaints records, with people becoming more offended by what they see on TV.

In one scene, actor Steve Pemberton, who plays grumpy farmer Henry Braithwaite, tells his foster children about his past hobby as a birdwatcher.

He explains he lost out to his rival twitcher, who spotted a “red-knobbed coot”, leaving siblings Susan and John in hysterics.

In another, Lee Dangerman tells a fictional news reporter he “travelled 350 miles to see a blue-footed booby”.

Minutes later, during an interview for the evening TV news, Lee stares into the camera and asks the female reporter: "Have you ever seen a penduline tit?"

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The embarrassed journalist quickly ends the interview, saying: "We’ll cut there," while Lee boasts that he has seen one.

More viewers even claimed the T-shirts worn in the background of the shots alluded to sexual innuendos.

The garments were marked with the slogan: “I was coughed at Scatterbook” – which many took as sexual slang.

One disgruntled viewer took to Twitter and pointed out: "My 20-year-old nephew tells me ‘choughed’ is youth parlance for sex."

Someone else added: "Almost choked on my mince pie after watching the new Gummidge with my family."

While a third penned: “Two boob gags, a knob reference and T-shirts proudly declaring ‘I got choughed in Scatterbook’.”

Others slammed Worzel star Mackenzie Crook, who wrote and directed the new series, as they accused him of “going for cheap laughs”.

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