Jack Whitehall sends last Soccer AM show into chaos as he makes Rolf Harris joke
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Jack Whitehall left it all on the table after making a savage Rolf Harris joke on Soccer AM's last show.
Before we get into the madness, Sky released a statement earlier this year to mark the show's cancellation.
It read: "Soccer AM has played an important role in our coverage of football for the past three decades, and we continually adapt to the evolving needs of our customers.
"We now go into a period of consultation to discuss the proposed changes with our people.
"We are unable to provide more detail while these consultations are underway."
With a star-studded guest-list set up for the final show, Whitehall decided to send the studio into a madness after making a brutal joke about disgraced entertainer and convicted sex offender Harris - who died of neck cancer and 'frailty of old age' on May 10, at the age of 93.
Speaking to the panel, Whitehall explained how he was still waiting to be honoured by the Royals.
"When they released the honours, waiting by the phone, nothing," he said.
"Every year, the amount of brown nosing I've done with that [inaudible]."
The comedian then made the most unexpected comment ever.
"Also, I'd take anything, I'd have the one's they stripped off Rolf," Whitehall added, to which the studio erupted in laughter.
Whitehall was referencing when Harris was made an MBE in the 1960s, an OBE a decade later and a CBE in 2006.
However, the honours were ultimately revoked.
Co-host Jimmy Bullard stood up immediately and walked off in complete disarray.
Meanwhile, Graham was simply in stitches and Fenners didn't know where to look.
"It's the last show, let's go out with a bang," Whitehall says, trying to defend himself.
Viewers at home were stunned.
"Jack Whitehall is on fire on Soccer AM this morning, I'd even have the honours stripped off Rolf Harris," one viewer tweeted.
Another added: "Jack Whitehall dropping a joke about Rolf Harris is a suitable end to Soccer AM."
"Jack Whitehall with Rolf Harris jokes on Soccer AM. Going out with a bang," a third said.
While a fourth also wrote: "Jack Whitehall is on top form on #socceram this morning… first says about how he’ll take Rolf Harris’ stripped honours, then *something* about Rupert Murdoch that they had to very quickly censor."
Harris was a family favourite for decades before being convicted of a string of indecent assaults in 2014.
These included one on an eight-year-old autograph hunter, two on girls in their early teens and a catalogue of abuse against his daughter’s friend over 16 years.
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