Stephen Fry's colourful Bafta language prompts complaints

Stephen Fry's colourful language has prompted a number of complaints. Credit: Reuters

The BBC is considering its Bafta coverage "very carefully", it said, after a number of people complained about the bad language used by host Stephen Fry.

The comedian, who regularly hosts the awards, made a serious of colourful remarks, introducing Tom Cruise as "Tom f****** Cruise" and saying it was "pissing down with stars" outside the ceremony.

Viewers were not impressed by the actor's script and made their feelings clear to the BBC. The BBC said the feedback had been "noted". A statement on the corporation's website said:

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