Viewers of the annual BBC telethon, Children in Need 2023, have voiced their discontent over a comedy sketch performed by hosts Mel Giedroyc and Jason Manford. The duo, who dressed up as 1970s news presenters, read out humorous headlines that failed to impress the audience at home. Many viewers took to social media platform, X (formerly known as Twitter), to criticize the skit, describing it as 'rubbish' and 'really bad.'
Some viewers expressed their disappointment, with one tweet saying, "These presenters are so UNFUNNY." Another tweet stated, "The sketch by Mel and Jason was really bad." A third viewer described it as "painful." One viewer even mentioned not looking forward to the show upon discovering Mel Giedroyc's involvement, calling her "unfunny" and questioning her presence.
Meanwhile, on Friday, Tess Daly sent an emotional message to her husband Vernon Kay, who was participating in the Children In Need Ultramarathon. Tess shared her pride in Vernon's achievement after he raised an impressive £4 million for the cause.
Vernon's challenge involved running and walking nearly 100 miles over the course of three days, with the final day taking place at Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Tess expressed her regret at not being able to attend the finish line due to her commitments on Strictly Come Dancing but commended Vernon's determination and the incredible amount of money raised for Children in Need.
Vernon faced physical and mental challenges during his journey, with his final day taking him through his hometown of Bolton. On Thursday, he admitted feeling drained and struggling during the uphill climb of Kinder Scout. Despite the difficulties, Vernon's efforts have garnered immense support from fans who have cheered him on throughout the ultramarathon.
Overall, viewers of Children in Need 2023 were left disappointed by the comedy sketch performed by hosts Mel Giedroyc and Jason Manford. However, Vernon Kay's dedication and success in raising £4 million for Children in Need have been widely praised.