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Channel 4 hit with 1,400 Ofcom complaints after comedian strips naked and plays piano with penis

Claire Reid

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Channel 4 hit with 1,400 Ofcom complaints after comedian strips naked and plays piano with penis

A Channel 4 show has received more than 1,000 complaints after a comedian completely stripped off on stage during a live performance. You can see the performance here:

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Jordan Gray caused quite a stir when she appeared on Friday Night Live - a special one-off return for the popular 1980s comedy show - last Friday.

Gray, who is transgdener, was among numerous stars to appear on the show, and initially took to the stage wearing a bold pink outfit.

She sat behind a keyboard and began to play a comedic song about her experiences as a transgender woman.

But later on in her performance, Gray stood up from the keyboard and managed to whip away her entire outfit in one swift move to reveal she was wearing nothing underneath.

Gray's big reveal was met with cheers from the audience. Credit: Channel 4
Gray's big reveal was met with cheers from the audience. Credit: Channel 4

Jordan, who was the first ever transgender contestants to appear on The Voice in 2016, took to social media after the performance to say: “Woke up this morning to the smell of burning gammon. And it is DELICIOUS. Thank you @Channel4 for letting me be a part of comedy history on #FridayNightLive.”

In another post she added: "What a weekend, mate! All this love and conversation is a magical thing. To my gorgeous new followers: please be patient with those who don't understand. No hate.

"Women are beautiful. Men are beautiful. NBs are beautiful. I'm just a tit with a piano. And change can be scary."

Meanwhile, viewers hailed the performance ‘f**king hilarious’, with one person tweeting: "Honestly, Jordan Gray is one of my favourite people in the world right now. She’s just pissed off a lot of people — but I couldn’t be happier or prouder."

Gray took to Twitter following her performance. Credit: Twitter
Gray took to Twitter following her performance. Credit: Twitter

Another wrote: “I hadn’t heard of Jordan Gray until tonight. My God, she’s amazing. This is the sort of unpredictable, radical satire we need on prime time TV. Beautiful work to all! Seeing a trans woman get naked on TV is *exactly* what is needed.”

A third said: “Well Jordan Gray (@Talldarkfriend) was f**king hilarious, made the most of live tv and a perfect example of why Channel 4 should never be privatised.”

However, the performance didn’t go down well with everyone and Ofcom received 1,370 complaints since it aired on Friday 21 October - but is yet to decide if an investigation will be launched.

A spokesperson from Ofcom told the Sun: “We are assessing the complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.”

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TV and Film, Channel 4

Claire Reid
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