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CON­TRO­VER­SIAL Scotch comic Frankie Boyle was BANNED from a venue – be­cause of his out­ra­geous jokes.

It emerged that The Wales Mil­len­nium Cen­tre turned down a book­ing from Boyle ( right) at the height of the row over his quip about Katie Price and her son Har­vey.

The Cardiff venue said it de­cided not to host the comic af­ter he was cen­sured by me­dia watch­dog Of­com for ap­pear­ing to “tar­get and mock the men­tal and phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties” of the eight-year-old boy.

News of the ban emerged just hours af­ter Boyle made a taste­less joke about the death of Whit­ney Hous­ton.

The 39-year-old said Whit­ney had lost him a bet that trou­bled footy ace Paul Gas­coigne, 44, would die be­fore she did.

He tweeted: “I’m pretty sad. Lad­brokes just told me that for my ac­cu­mu­la­tor to pay out Gazza would have had to have died first.”

The co­me­dian wanted to in­clude the Cardiff venue in a tour but was turned down last year.

A spokes­woman said: “We pride our­selves on our ac­ces­si­bil­ity poli­cies and help to peo­ple with pro­found dis­abil­i­ties.”

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