Royal Variety: Bradley Walsh leaves viewers 'cringing' with awkward Kate and William joke
18 December 2023, 12:07
Bradley Walsh begs for knighthood during Royal Variety Performance
Bradley Walsh begged Prince William and Kate Middleton for a knighthood while hosting the Royal Variety Performance.
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Royal Variety viewers were left 'cringing' over Bradley Walsh as he joked with the Prince and Princess of Wales while hosting the show.
The Chase host went on to mock the Royal Family for handing out these honours to people "who bake cakes on TV," before mentioning that they should give him. Knighthood instead.
Addressing William, Bradley said: "Your Royal Highness, I worked for your gran, your great gran, your dad, your grandad, your great grandad, and now you.
"And I must say - ask me if I've got an MBE. Nah, ain't got one. Ask me if I've got an OBE - nah, ain't got one of them. Ask me if I've got a CBE - no!"
He went on: "No. Not a sausage. Not even a member of the RAC any more."
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Bradley then had a footman come out on stage with a sword on a red velvet pillow as he kneeled down and begged the Prince and Princess of Wales to consider his request.
While Kate and William appeared to find the whole skit very amusing, people online said they were left 'cringing' at the joke.
Turned it off. What a load of old tosh. And that was just Bradley Walsh #royalvariety— Kazz (@KarenlovesGB) December 17, 2023
Somebody, please, put me out of this Bradley Walsh misery 😫 #royalvariety— The Mandolorian (@Soup__Dragon) December 17, 2023
One person said on X (formerly Twitter): "Bradley Walsh absolutely painfully unfunny. This is one of the worst routines I have ever seen in my life. Hopefully the end of his ‘career’."
Another person commented: "Bradley Walsh: as funny as toothache. Complaining about no OBE. He even doesn't deserve a Blue peter Badge. He's acting like he's a big star?"
There were some viewers, however, who defended Bradley online, with one posting: "Not sure why Bradley is getting so much hate, I personally think he’s one of the funniest people on TV."
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