For god’s sake, Kirstie – now we have to reshoot

<b>Christ Almighty!</b> It's Kirstie Allsopp!

Christ Almighty! It's Kirstie Allsopp!

The Telegraph carries an amusing story about Relocation, Relocation, Relocation presenter Kirstie Allsopp’s frustration at being forced to reshoot scenes in which she used the words “For god’s sake” and “Christ Almighty”.

She expressed her annoyance on Twitter, saying

Just been told I can’t say ‘for god’s sake!’ or ‘Christ almighty’ on TV (& it’s channel 4!!). I am so sick of compliance I could scream! Aah!

Telegraph reporter Anita Singh managed to dig up a pressure group called The Campaign Against Political Correctness to provide some backup on this PC-gone-mad story.

A spokesman for the group came up with possibly the most profoundly wise words we have ever heard spoken on the subject:

‘For god’s sake’ and ‘Christ Almighty’ should in no way be taken literally.

Nevertheless, Channel 4 remain adamant that such language should be reserved for after the 9 p.m. watershed, by which time all good Christians have gone to bed.


9 Responses to “For god’s sake, Kirstie – now we have to reshoot”

  1. barriejohn says:

    Call me oldfashioned, but if TV presenters can`t talk without constantly using expletives, then perhaps they should consider a different vocation!

  2. Angela K says:

    It’s outrageous using disgusting language like that on TV, it is offensive to secularists. There are more suitable words she could use such as F**k & Bl**dy.

  3. j.r. says:

    Coincidentally whenever Allsopp appears on the box I find myself shouting “for christ’s sake change the channel”

  4. Stuart H. says:

    I’d second that, j.r. Is there anything more likely to make you spout inappropriate language in front of small, impressionable kids than a fat, smug estate agent on prime time TV.
    …..on the other hand, at least sprogs quickly learn from your purple face that ‘twat’ is shorthand for priests, politicians…. or other klingons who should be avoided like the plague!

  5. Jesus fucking christ on a raft.

  6. On the other hand – for the information of Stuart H – ‘twat’ in fact means cunt which means female genitalia. Swearing is one thing and sexist epithets are another. This is not widely accepted in the UK (witness ‘twattishness’ in the disclaimer!) but that is a blind spot.

  7. Stuart H. says:

    I stand suitably chastised, Ophelia. What makes my offence worse is that I’d already made a mental note of this after you chewed out some herbert or other on your blog for the same offence! In my defence, as my small child cannot look at George Bush or the Pope without laughing I’m not such a bad parent.
    And anyway, accusing someone of rampant estate agency is probably quite enough to be going on with.

  8. Hahahaha – you sound like a great parent, Stuart!

  9. barriejohn says:

    Am I the only person who has never heard of Kirsty Allsopp?