BBC blushes over Prince William penis broadcasting gaffe

THE BBC has been left blushing after broadcasting a clip showing a penis drawn on the head of Prince William.

The Guardian reports the less-than-princely blunder happened on BBC Breakfast on Thursday morning when the BBC1 show broadcast a clip of a promo video for the comedy quartet Barbershopera.

The phallic graffiti was only on screen for a matter of seconds but was spotted by several eagle-eyed viewers - even though it had apparently been missed by BBC editors.

"Wow bbc breakfast just showed a picture of prince William with a penis drawn on his head," tweeted Andreas Vesalius.

The BBC was quick to apologise for the "offending material", which it said had been provided by Barbershopera.

A BBC spokeswoman said: "This image was shown fleetingly within a comedy promotional video for Barbershopera, a humorous barbershop group, who were appearing later on in the programme.

"The material was provided by Barbershopera but we failed to spot the offending material within it. We apologise for this."


The offending image appeared in a promo video for comedy quartet Barbershopera.
The offending image appeared in a promo video for comedy quartet Barbershopera.

Topics:  bbc media prince william

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