The BBC has said that the ‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’ song, which is likely to enter the top ten on Sunday, will NOT be played on Radio 1’s chart show.
However, a short clip of the song will feature in a news package, explaining why the song is in the chart.
“The BBC finds this campaign distasteful but does not believe the record should be banned,” said the corporation.
“On Sunday, the Radio 1 Chart Show will contain a news item explaining why the song is in the charts during which a short clip will be played as it has been in some of our news programmes.”
Further to this statement, the BBC News Channel says the clip will be up to 5 seconds long.
The chart show airs on Sunday’s at 4pm.
The BBC News Channel and BBC World are showing repeats of their 2pm hours following a glitch with the BBC’s output software. Source says that there are currently many people in the gallery attempting to fix the issue. BBC News staff have told me how…
Afternoon Live with Simon McCoy – BBC News Promo 2018
BBC News presenter Rachael Bland has revealed that she has “only got days” to live. Writing on Twitter this afternoon, the 40-year-old, said: “In the words of the legendary Frank S – I’m afraid the time has come my friends. And suddenly. “I’m told I’ve…