Comic Relief apologises after Boyle Queen gags

Comic Relief has apologised after Frankie Boyle fired a salvo of gags at the Queen during a fundraising concert.

The Scot was reportedly booed at the Give It Up for Comic Relief concert at Wembley Arena during a routine which included jokes about the Queen’s recent illness, the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy and the Jimmy Savile scandal.

A spokesman said: “The performers gave their time free. We appreciate not all are to everyone’s taste and hope supporters haven’t been offended and continue to support Red Nose Day.”

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The concert, organised by Russell Brand, featured Jack Whitehall, Noel Gallagher and Jessie J and was shown on BBC Three on Wednesday – but both Boyle’s and Whitehall’s acts were cut from the broadcast.