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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Len Goodman sparks fury with coronation chicken comment

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Len Goodman has asked BBC viewers to apologize to the broadcaster because they thought her grandmother’s curry powder to host Kirsty Young.

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Lane appeared before Sunday’s Jubilee pageant along with MasterChef’s John Torode to chat with host Kirsty about the ceremony.

The pair were given samples of the Official Jubilee Pudding to Tuck Out, a Lemon Swiss Roll and Amaretti Trifle, made by Gemma Melvin.

However, when the two of them give their seal of approval, former Desert Island Disc host Kirsty investigates Lane’s own cooking habits.

‘Everyone is serving different dishes at their street parties, are you the cook, Lane?’ He asked.

He immediately replied: ‘No, I’m disappointed, honestly. My wife had Coronation Chicken for our tea yesterday and I’ve never eaten it before.

Lane’s remarks shocked viewers at home (Picture: BBC)

‘I’ve never had curry and curry powder, you know, my nan used to call it “foreign muck,” he explained with a laugh to fellow guest John.

‘I was always worried about it,’ he continued. ‘But I must say, it was ridiculous. It was really delicious.’

But viewers were outraged by the comments after his late relative was quoted live on TV.

John laughed at Lane’s comment (Picture: BBC)

One shared on Twitter: ‘Petition to the BBC and Len Goodman to apologize for calling Coronation Chicken “alien shit” in the words of her nan, apparently. Horrifying because of his age and no excuse. We very much forgive the older generations for such things. #PlatinumJubilee.’

Christie helmed this afternoon’s coverage on the BBC (Picture: BBC)

Another commented, ‘Len Goodman just called Coronation Chicken an “alien muck” on BBC One, so this time-filling is going well ahead of the Platinum pageant.

Someone else shared: ‘Lane Goodman doesn’t lovingly quote how her nan called Curry an ‘alien muck’ and that’s why she’s terrified of it now. This on BBC Jubilee coverage.’

‘ Len Goodman on BBC1 talks about how his rash called curry powder ‘foreign soil’. Talking like this is normal, normal. Not a piece of self-awareness,’ said one onlooker.

Another Twitter user commented: ‘Len Goodman’s naan calling food from overseas “all foreign shit” is exactly what was wrong with the older generation. I have heard people say this about their parents. Simply reluctant and unable to adopt anything that is not British. Thank God our generation adopted it.

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

Dust off your Union Jack bunting, Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee is well and truly upon us.

The ceremony, which takes place from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5, marks Her Majesty’s record-breaking 70th year on the throne.

Across the UK, there will be street parties, concerts and other special events involving the Queen and senior members of the Royal Family.

For all the latest updates visit Metro.co.uk’s Platinum Jubilee page.

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