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‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ Viewers Slam Jeremy Clarkson Over Sean Lock Joke

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? viewers have slammed Jeremy Clarkson over his 'inappropriate' Sean Lock joke.
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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? viewers have slammed Jeremy Clarkson over his ‘inappropriate’ Sean Lock joke on the show. 

The TV presenter made a comment about the comedian, who died this year aged 58, when introducing 8 Out Of 10 Cat’s Jimmy Carr.

As the studio gave the funnyman a round of applause on his entrance, Clarkson said: “The audience aren’t clapping for you Jimmy Carr, because they were promised Sean Lock.”

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Many people felt the remark came ‘too early’ after the comedian’s death.

One Twitter user commented: “Well done @ITV. It’s very sensitive of you to include a joke about the late Sean Lock not being able to appear on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.”

Another fumed: “Absolutely d***head Jeremy Clarkson, mentioning Sean Lock should have been edited out.”

However, others argued that Lock would have found the joke hilarious, regardless of how much time has passed

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Defending Clarkson, one person tweeted: “Sean Lock was a comedian and a brilliant one at that. He would have found the Jeremy Clarkson joke on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? absolutely brilliant. Think about it that way. Sean Lock would applaud it.”

In agreement, a second said: “Obviously you don’t know Sean Lock, you sensitive snowflakes.”

Lock passed away on August 16 while ‘surrounded by family at home’.

At the time, his agent told PA: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Sean Lock.

“He died at home from cancer, surrounded by his family.

“Sean was one of Britain’s finest comedians, his boundless creativity, lightning wit and the absurdist brilliance of his work, marked him out as a unique voice in British comedy.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.