The channel has now decided to divert its episodes online by following the example set by BBC’s Netflix, iPlayer and BritBox – all of which deleted the episodes of Little Britain after the outcry over her black-faced characters.
Bo ‘Selecta was reported to have been removed from Channel4’s All4 website last week.
Now a message “page not found” appears on the Bo ‘Selecta Channel 4 online page.
Before it was removed, the program’s description read: “A rubber masked Leigh Francis imitates (and tracks down) celebrities with maniacal vigor. ”
A spokesperson for Channel 4 told Mirror Online, “We support Leigh’s decision to reflect on Bo Selecta in light of recent events and we have agreed with him to delete the series from the All 4 archive.”
It comes when Leigh Francis apologized to Trisha Goddard for having usurped her identity in the series.
The former daytime TV veteran, 62, told the Sun that his impressions left her “hurt, disgusted and disgusted” and admitted that her children were bullied at school because of them.
The publication reports that Trisha sent a message to Leigh because she was so outraged by Leigh’s participation in Blackout Tuesday, in which people from around the world showed their support for the Black Lives Matter movement amid death protests by George Floyd in the United States.
George, an unarmed black man, died when a white policeman knelt on the neck during his arrest.
Trisha allegedly called Leigh for hypocrisy after her role in the series and then apologized privately to him.
She told the Sun: “This has encouraged a lot of occasional racism towards myself and the others that you have parodied with big lips and nose. “
She added: “It would be a very powerful gesture for you to recognize the role you played in the perpetuation of the blackface. ”
Leigh then responded with a video of private apologies sent to Trisha – and she accepted the apology.
Mirror Online contacted Channel 4 for comment.
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