Trust says Savage’s thrust OK
ROBBIE Savage’s Michael Jackson-style pelvic thrusts on Strictly Come Dancing did not breach the “generally accepted guidelines” but part of the routine was at “the margins of acceptability”, according to the BBC Trust.
The BBC received hundreds of complaints after the former footie star ( above) danced with Ola Jordan to Jackson’s hit Bad last year, and finished his routine by leaping on the judge’s desk.
The trust’s Editorial Standards Committee (ESC) investigated and concluded the final hip thrust was “a humorous punctuation rather than something that has sexually explicit overtones”.
But two viewers appealed against the ESC decision and said Savage’s routine was “inappropriate... during family viewing time”.
The committee ruled that some viewers might find it “tasteless and vulgar” but it “did not exceed audience expectations”.
Its report concluded “It met ‘generally accepted standards’.”
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