Frankie Boyle boycotts British Comedy Awards after being snubbed as presenter

January 18, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Controversial funnyman Frankie Boyle is reportedly refusing to attend this weekend’s British Comedy Awards after it was revealed he has not been chosen as a presenter like previously thought.

Frankie Boyle boycotts British Comedy Awards after being snubbed as presenter

Neither has he been nominated for any awards.

Channel 4, who have come under fire for Frankie’s close-to-the-bone gags on his late-night sketch show Tramanol Nights, confirmed yesterday that he will not be on stage to present any gongs.

A source revealed to The Daily Mirror that the 38-year-old comedian is now sidelining the awards in protest.

The source said: “He got a shock when he realised he wasn’t involved in the show and would just have to be sat at a table with TV execs and dozens of other comics. He can’t win anything either.

“It is a reality check for Frankie and a sign he is no longer a top priority for Channel 4 because of all the problems with his show Tramanol Nights.”

Frankie’s show sparked media outrage after he made a sexual slur about Katie Price’s disabled son Harvey and later used racially offensive terms in another episode.

A spokesperson for Channel 4 said: “We have never confirmed any plans for Frankie to be involved in the Comedy Awards. We did invite Frankie, but unfortunately he is unable to attend the ceremony.”

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