What did Lee Mack say about Jill Scott at the National Television Awards? | The Sun

What did Lee Mack say about Jill Scott at the National Television Awards? | The Sun

September 7, 2023

COMEDIAN Lee Mack has found himself in hot water.

It all happened during his acceptance speech at the National Television Awards, when he made a joke about Jill Scott.

What did Lee Mack say?

On September 5, 2023, Lee Mack picked up the Quiz Game Show award for The 1% Club at the NTAs.

But after taking to the stage to collect his latest trophy, he made a rather crude joke about retired Lioness Jill Scott, who had presented the category alongside Mo Gilligan.

Brandishing the gong, Lee quipped: "To receive a sex toy like this off Jill Scott is an absolute pleasure."

It's not the first time Lee's come under fire over his jokes.

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In early 2023, he was slammed by a stuttering charity after he mimicked the speech impediment on Would I Lie To You?

Lee had mocked Rob Brydon when he stumbled on the word, 'she,' and compared him to Ronnie Barker's character Arkwright from Open All Hours.

What has Lee Mack said about his Jill Scott joke? 

After making the joke, Lee took a swipe at TV viewers who might be "offended" by his comedy.

Speaking to The Sun about winning Best Quiz Game Show for The 1% Club, he said: "My job as a stand-up comedian is to take the mickey out of the contestants.

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"I decided never to be too cheesy with it. I just wanted to try to have a bit of a laugh.

"It's just like a gig, especially to 100 people. That was most of my Edinburgh Fringe shows back in the early days to 100 people.

"It's quite an intimate laugh and the one thing is the audience really can take it, you can take the mickey out of them.

"It's the people who are watching who get offended, not the audience. They're always OK about it."

How have fans reacted to Lee Mack's joke?

Viewers immediately took to Twitter, fearing that Lee would now be "cancelled" over the Jill Scott joke.

One person wrote: "Well lee mack is gonna get cancelled now."

A second chimed in with: "Not sure @LeeMack did himself any favours there. Still a big fan of 100% club."

Someone else added: "Watching lee mack trying to be funny is just painful."

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However, some enjoyed the speech, with one penning, "Lee mack makes me cry with laughter oh my god."

Another fan said, "Lee Mack proving what a proper comedian can do if you have a bit of talent."

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