Strictly legend Len Goodman slammed by BBC viewers who demand apology over 'foreign muck' comment during jubilee

LEN Goodman has been slammed by viewers of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee coverage after he used the term 'foreign muck' on air.

The Strictly Come Dancing legend, 78, was chatting to host Kirsty Young and fellow guest John Torode when he referred to curry powder using the derogatory expression.


Len was discussing the variety of special dishes created in Her Majesty's honour during the broadcast on Saturday June 4.

But while the group were discussing Jubilee dishes, Len went off on a tangent and revealed he had only tried coronation chicken for the first time a few days earlier.

He revealed: "My wife did coronation chicken yesterday, for tea and I've never had it before.

“No, I've never had, you know, curry and curry powder. No. My Nan used to call it all foreign muck so I was worried about it.

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“But I must say it was delicious, it was so tasty. So yeah, I had my first sampling of coronation chicken yesterday.”

The comment sparked a backlash on social media with many demanding an apology.

One twitter user vented: “Petition to get the BBC and Len Goodman to apologise for his choice of words calling Coronation Chicken ‘foreign much’ in the words of his nan, apparently.

“Appalling an No excuses because of his age. We forgive older generations for things like this too much. #PlatinumJubilee.”

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A second added: "Not Len Goodman lovingly quoting how his nan referred to curry as ‘foreign muck’ and that’s why he’s nervous of it now. This on the BBC Jubilee coverage.”

A third weighed in: "Can’t believe Len Goodman referred to curry as ‘foreign muck’ on live TV and no one even apologised for it?!”

And a fourth said: “A bit in shock about #lengoofman calling curry powder foreign muck. Genuinely can’t believe I just heard that on BBC1.”

Len was the head judge on Strictly from the start in 2004 until 2016, when he left the show.

He was replaced as head judge by Shirley Ballas.

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