C4 xmas message drop out

The Telegraph reports that Khadija Ravat has decided not to front the alternative Channel 4 xmas message after all (see below). Sources cite pressure from “senior members of the community” who thought it was not her place to speak for Islam, and also threatening letters from non-Muslims who thought she was trying to “upstage the queen”.

Channel 4 is currently searching for another niqab to front the show.

9 Responses to “C4 xmas message drop out”

  1. passerby says:

    LOL. Any bets it was just a publicty stunt all along?

  2. Steve says:

    They should get ‘The Phantom Flan Flinger’ in to do it.

  3. Unity says:

    The solution’s simple.

    1. Take a large plastic bag.

    2. Cut a couple of eyeholes in it.

    3. Put it over the TV while the real Queen’s speech is on.

    You get the say effect without having to watch Channel 4

  4. Tiger Dunc says:

    Please ensure that it is a Waitrose bag though, I don’t think we should humiliate her maj by making her wear a Netto or an Iceland bag. (God bless you ma’m. What’s that? My knighthod’s in the post you say?)

  5. Tiger Dunc says:

    Although of course, if a Niquab is involved, anyone could do it. After all, who would know the difference?

  6. I understand John Simpson and the killer of Sharon Beshenivsky are both available…

  7. Tiger Dunc says:

    Sorry Graham – The killer has left the country according to the erm….. Daily Wail and Diana Express.

  8. Nick says:

    Did anyone actualy watch it? I was down the pub.

  9. Andrew Nixon says:

    Sickened as I am to have to reference the Daily Mail (perhaps I’m under the influence of that Derren Brown programme I watched the other night), the replacement niqab has been quoted with some interesting things there: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=425442&in_page_id=1770