Len Goodman sparks shock from viewers as he says his nan used to call curry powder ‘foreign muck’

‘Can’t believe I just heard that on BBC One!’ Len Goodman sparks shock from viewers as he says his nan used to call curry powder ‘foreign muck’ during Platinum Jubilee coverage

Len Goodman raised eyebrows during his appearance on the BBC’s live coverage of the Platinum Jubilee pageant as told how his grandmother used to refer to curry powder as ‘foreign muck’.

The former Strictly Come Dancing judge, 74, appeared on the pre-pageant coverage alongside chef John Torode and host Kirsty Young.

The trio were discussing the food people will eat around the jubilee, with Kirsty asking Len if he has any skills in the kitchen.

Awkward: Len Goodman raised eyebrows during his appearance on the BBC’s live coverage of the Platinum Jubilee pageant as told how his grandmother used to refer to curry powder as ‘foreign muck’

Len replied: ‘No. My wife did Coronation Chicken yesterday for our tea. I’ve never had it before. I’ve never had curry powder before, no.

He added: ‘My nan used to call it all foreign muck. But I must say, it was delicious, so tasty. ‘

John gave an awkward laugh at the remark while viewers quickly took to Twitter to react to the gaffe.

One user said: ‘Len Goodman just called coronation chicken’ foreign muck ‘on BBC One so this time-filling before the Platinum Pageant is going well.’

Interview: The former Strictly Come Dancing judge, 74, appeared on the pre-pageant coverage alongside chef John Torode and host Kirsty Young

Interview: The former Strictly Come Dancing judge, 74, appeared on the pre-pageant coverage alongside chef John Torode and host Kirsty Young

Live: The trio were discussing the food people will eat around the jubilee, with Kirsty asking Len if he has any skills in the kitchen

Live: The trio were discussing the food people will eat around the jubilee, with Kirsty asking Len if he has any skills in the kitchen

Len said: My wife did Coronation Chicken yesterday for our tea.  I've never had it before.  I've never had curry powder before, no.  My nan used to call it all foreign muck.  But I must say, it was delicious, so tasty '

Len said: My wife did Coronation Chicken yesterday for our tea. I’ve never had it before. I’ve never had curry powder before, no. My nan used to call it all foreign muck. But I must say, it was delicious, so tasty ‘

Another user wrote: ‘Len Goodman sends shockwaves through the BBC referring to curry as’ foreign muck ”.

Another added: ‘A bit in shock about Len Goodman calling curry powder foreign muck. Genuinely can’t believe I just heard that on BBC1 ‘.

Meanwhile, the Queen’s Platinum Party At The Palace concert was the clear winner in the TV ratings on Saturday night – watched by a staggering 13million viewers at its peak.

The BBC One concert in honor of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, saw Diana Ross impressing the crowds as she belted out soul classics while Sir Rod Stewart and Queen and Adam Lambert also put on sensational shows.

Reaction: Viewers quickly took to social media to react to the gaffe

Reaction: Viewers quickly took to social media to react to the gaffe

The show saw a whopping 13.3million viewers tuning in at its peak, with the concert averaging an audience of 11.2million – garnering a 66.8 percent of the audience share.

The star-studded extravaganza beat England’s clash with Hungary, which saw the national team lose 0-1 – with 4.5million viewers tuning it at its peak, and an average audience of just 2.7million.

The highlight of the three-hour concert was Diana Ross, who took to the stage in an incredible black and white tulle gown at Buckingham Palace to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee for her first UK performance in 15 years.

Wow: The Queen's Platinum Party At The Palace concert was the clear winner in the TV ratings on Saturday night - watched by a staggering 13million viewers at its peak (pictured Diana Ross performing)

Wow: The Queen’s Platinum Party At The Palace concert was the clear winner in the TV ratings on Saturday night – watched by a staggering 13million viewers at its peak (pictured Diana Ross performing)

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