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EntertainmentJoanna Lumley's 'train wreck' BAFTA jokes are getting panned

11:50  11 february  2019
11:50  11 february  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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Joanna Lumley ' s opening speech at the 2019 BAFTAs left fans very uncomfortable after a collection of 'terrible jokes '. In one part of her delivery on Making jokes for each celebrity as she addressed them in her opening speech, Joanna 's quip about the film BlacKkKlansman left the audience silent.

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Joanna Lumley may be something of a national treasure, but whoever was writing her jokes as she presented last night’s BAFTAs truly and wholly let the side down.

Things started badly for the Ab-Fab star, who was presenting the ceremony for the second time, and gradually went downhill from there.

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She took a dig at the Oscars not having a host (Kevin Hart pulled out due to some homophobic jokes in his past stand up sets), crediting the fact that she’s ‘not on Twitter’ for still having job.

It seemed to imply that Hart’s downfall had something to do with Twitter. Which it didn’t, really. So far so good!

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Joanna Lumley was sublime at the 71st British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall in London She speaks her mind before thinking it through, which has got her into trouble in the past — and she’ s Jennifer Lawrence explains that Joanna Lumley 'diss' at the BAFTAs was an 'inside joke '.

Star says her comments were an "inside joke ". Jennifer Lawrence has responded to criticism from BAFTA viewers that she was “rude” to host Joanna Lumley during the ceremony, saying that her comments were an “inside joke ”.

She went on to quip about The Favourite being handily entitled for awards season, Claire Foy needing to take a ‘small step and one giant leap’ to reach the stage (she’s in space drama First Man), and the sequel to The Wife being called ‘The Second Wife’ (does that even count as a joke, strictly speaking?).

Joanna Lumley's 'train wreck' BAFTA jokes are getting panned Joanna Lumley's 'train wreck' BAFTA jokes are getting panned

Steve Coogan was seen visibly flinching as the gags landed with thump and after thump.

But the most notably terrible gag, however, came as she name-checked Spike Lee’s latest movie BlacKkKlansman.

“It’s an incredible film,” she said. “It’s already won many awards. If I’m honest I’m surprised it did so well at the Klannes film festival.”

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Like a grossly misjudged gag found in a cracker, the audience at the Royal Albert Hall responded with a stoney, embarrassed silence. The same could not be said for Twitter.

Unsurprisingly, Piers Morgan weighed into the melee too, calling the performance ‘a train wreck’.

For once, he has a point.

Come back, Stephen Fry. All is forgiven.

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