As much I disagree with doing anything to celebrate Diana’s life, the bits of Concert For Diana that I saw were hilarious – drunk princes dancing, P Diddy being very unBritish, Kanye’s amazing medley and Ricky Gervais finally being exposed as not actually very funny. Anyway, I was a bit bored so sent in a bbc complaint email about Gervais because reading the complaints log and the mentalness of the complaints always used to amuse me when I was at the beeb.
But funnier than me hamming it up as a mental is the somewhat illiterate reply. Ricki? Ho ho.
Thank you for your e-mail regarding ‘Concert for Diana’.
I understand that you felt that Ricki Gervais could have had some material prepared for his time on stage.
However this was a live event and whilst Ricki Gervais was to introduce Elton John a technical fault occurred, therefore he had to hold the stage until it was fixed.
Ricki Gervais then sang a song and done the famous dance from his hit series ‘The Office’. A lot of people found this very entertaining, and Ricki did deal with the situation as best he could.
I do hope that you can appreciate that it was a live event and matters such as this can occur with out any notice.
I also note that you feel that Will Young or Girls Aloud could have filled this space, but as mentioned before, it was a live event and the team were unaware that a technical fault was to occur.
I do hope apart from this that you enjoyed the programme.
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