If you're a fan of Graham Norton you'll be well aware that he isn't afraid to push the boundaries with his jibes, but one or two of his TV BAFTA gags don't seem to have gone down so well with the general public. Guess that's what you get when you make jokes about the Jimmy Saville scandal and Operation Yewtree.
If you were watching the show on television you only got a taster of what our Graham actually had to say. While opening the ceremony he said he had better get a move on before any of the celebrity guests were 'unavoidably detained', referring to the most recent string of arrests that have seemed to plague the industry of late. Several outlets also report that Norton asked guests to refrain from clapping during the show's 'in rememberance' segment, as Saville had been part of it the previous year, before all hell broke loose. And as if that wasn't enough, he mentioned that Rolf Harris had picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, before being detained over historical allegations this year.
Graham went on to make a joke about having dreams about British Olympian Tom Daley in trunks and bow tie, a dream that he was quick to point out was 'not historical in any way'. We know our Graham's one for walking the line, but we can't help but wonder if he crossed it this time around? Sure, we have to be able to have a laugh, but the allegations that have been flying around of late have really gone beyond a joke. I'm one of Norton's biggest fans, but for me the whole thing seemed a little beneath him.
On a side note, Romola Garai got a huge laugh when she told us about the birth of her daughter: "After having my baby, I had the misfortune of 23 stitches in my vagina. I didn't think I'd be laughing for a long time." To be honest, I really didn't need to hear that of a Sunday evening, but each to their own I suppose.
What did you make of the whole thing?