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BBC Coverage Of Prince Philip's Death Receives Record Complaints

BBC Coverage Of Prince Philip's Death Receives Record Complaints

The BBC has reportedly received over 100,000 complaints about its coverage of Prince Philip's death.

The evening schedules of BBC One and Two on Friday were cleared for programming about the passing of the 99-year-old. It meant shows, like the final of Masterchef, were postponed. Much of the programming was replicated on its two main channels.

It is a number which surpasses the previous record for complaints about a BBC broadcast. In 2005, it received 63,000 due to showing 'Jerry Springer: The Opera'.

Such was the level of complaints, the BBC had to set up a dedicated form on its website.

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The broadcaster has said that it will announce official figures for the number of objections raised on Thursday.

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