#UK Spicks and Specks host Adam Hills under fire as ABC star Michael Rowland blasts John Lennon joke #UKnews

#UK Spicks and Specks host Adam Hills under fire as ABC star Michael Rowland blasts John Lennon joke #UKnews

#UK Spicks and Specks host Adam Hills beneath fireplace as ABC star Michael Rowland blasts John Lennon joke #UKnews

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‘Tasteless’ joke about John Lennon on the ABC’s Spicks and Specks spectacularly backfires with even the community’s personal stars slamming the phase

  • Popular ABC quiz present Spicks and Specks returned to air on Sunday night time
  • Host Adam Hills made a joke about loss of life of former Beatle John Lennon in 1980
  • Joke sparked livid backlash from viewers, together with stars from identical community 

The host of a well-liked quiz present has come beneath fireplace from his ABC colleagues and viewers after he made a tasteless’ joke in regards to the homicide of The Beatles’ John Lennon. 

The ABC celebrated the return of its well-liked music present Spicks and Specks on Sunday night time, with comic Adam Hills returning to host.

But its return sparked a divided response from viewers as ABC News Breakfast host Michael Rowland took intention at a joke made by Hills.  

The fake pas unfolded after the 2 groups have been requested to call the well-known band the characters from the 1967 Disney movie The Jungle Book have been based mostly on.

Comedian Rhys Nicholson appropriately guessed The Beatles.

‘I feel they have been meant to do it, and sort of final minute, there was a bit bit, like, both whether or not it was publishing or cash issues and so they refused to do it in the long run – have I made that up?’ Nicholson requested the host.

Rhys Nicholson reacted in horror to a joke made by host Adam Hills on Spicks and Specks

Rhys Nicholson reacted in horror to a joke made by host Adam Hills on Spicks and Specks

Hills stated there have been many tales as to why The Beatles did not do the film earlier than joking in regards to the tragic finish to Lennon’s life.

 ‘One was the scheduling, one other was that John Lennon reportedly refused to work on animated movies,’ Hills defined.

‘But he did seem in dwell motion movies. So sarcastically, he most well-liked to be shot in actual life.’

Lennon, 40, died on December 8, 1980 after he was shot 4 occasions within the again by Mark David Chapman within the archway of the singer’s New York house The Dakota.

Nicholson was seen cringing along with his head in his palms as a number of different contestants and the viewers laughed awkwardly.

Rowland was among the many many viewers who weren’t amused.

‘That John Lennon gag….#spicksandspecks’  the tv breakfast host tweeted with two cringe face emojis.

Many different viewers agreed.

‘Yeah… in my view, actual music lovers don’t make jokes about murdered musicians,’ one replied.

Others referred to as for Hills to be pulled off-air. 

Spicks and Speck host Adam Hills (pictured) divided viewers over his joke about John Lennon

Spicks and Speck host Adam Hills (pictured) divided viewers over his joke about John Lennon

‘Ban Adam Hills. Tired of his jingoistic gags, poor style jokes. He’s bloody on each night time on ABC and but the adverts and intro preserve saying he is again. He by no means bloody left. What’s with the staff captain BS? Hasn’t Australia had sufficient of “Hillsey”?’ one tweeted.

Poll

Was the host’s joke about John Lennon’s loss of life in dangerous style?

  • Yes, it was tasteless 0 votes
  • No, it was fantastic 0 votes
  • Undecided 0 votes

Another viewer added: ‘I’ve at all times disliked Adam Hills however the John Lennon joke sealed the deal.’

But some followers jumped to Hills’ defence.

‘Bit of darkish humour. It’s fantastic,’ one viewer wrote.

Another added: ‘People like to mirror on Aussie larakinism….till they hear it, then they bitch and really feel offended.’

Chapman was sentenced to twenty years to life over the homicide of Lennon.

He’s been imprisoned ever since and has been denied parole 10 occasions since he grew to become eligible in 2000.

Adam Hills came under from ABC colleagues, including News Breakfast host Michael Rowland

Adam Hills got here beneath from ABC colleagues, together with News Breakfast host Michael Rowland

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the ABC for remark. 

The collection return of Spicks and Specks was the primary of 10 new episodes and contains a new sport referred to as ‘The Secret Song’.

‘As the Australian dwell music scene slowly will get again on its toes, we wanna give it a leg up by showcasing a few of the greatest new musicians Australia has to supply (in addition to a few legends thrown in for good measure),’ Hills stated earlier than the primary episode aired.

‘Of course, we’ll do all of it with a few of the greatest comedians within the nation. Spicks and Specks is a pleasure to make, and this collection felt like certainly one of our greatest.’

The Beatles co-founder John Lennon (pictured with wife Yoko Ono) was shot dead in 1980

The Beatles co-founder John Lennon (pictured with spouse Yoko Ono) was shot lifeless in 1980

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