As the much-loved comic featured the hopeful candidates who were on the verge of earning money for the charities of their choice, Alan, 44, couldn’t miss the opportunity to joke about the position. of the Duchess of Sussex at Buckingham Palace.
As the contestants prepared to play their best hand during the Bullseye segment, Alan asked a guest what his nickname was for the game.
After the excited hope revealed that she bears the nickname ‘Queen of the Palace’, Alan made a cutting reference to Prince Harry’s wife, whose name continually made headlines after the interview with the couple bombshell with Oprah Winfrey concerning the royal family.
“I think that’s the nickname Meghan had at heart,” Alan teased.
“And look how it went,” he joked, eyebrows raised.
Following Alan’s jibe, unimpressed fans flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Elsewhere, more viewers found his quick-witted joke completely hysterical.
“Alan Carr is a funny man, that’s undeniable. But he went too far with this comment from Meghan Markle after everything she came to reveal recently, ”angered a fan.
“Epic Gameshow, really? Make sarcastic remarks about Meghan Markle. Are we still on this topic? It actually annoyed me, ”raged another very unimpressed viewer.
Another disgruntled viewer tweeted: “For god’s sake, why is Alan Carr bashing Meghan Markle before 9pm? “
It’s clear the comic book joke has divided fans, as others have taken to the social media platform to praise its efforts.
“Alan Carr is a quick man with this Meghan Markle jibe. A man of genius ”, enthused a fan.
While a second shared, “Why is everyone complaining so much?” It was a joke. He’s an actor. It’s literally his job folks. “
It comes after the game show received 190 complaints to Ofcom after some viewers “objected to the ethnicity of the contestants.”
The shocking numbers were included in the television watchdog’s weekly report after a recent episode of the ITV show featured a black gamer roster.
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The episode in question was a rebooted version of Michael Barrymore’s Strike it Lucky, with all six entrants hoping to win big prizes.
Some racist viewers took to Twitter as to why the game show was on to complain that there were no whites playing.
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