Shameless actress from Burnley sparks complaints after antics on BBC's Sport Relief show

SHOWSTOPPER Alice Barry performs George Michael’s hit Outside on let’s Dance for Sport

SHOWSTOPPER Alice Barry performs George Michael’s hit Outside on let’s Dance for Sport

First published in TV This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Assistant news editor

BURNLEY actress Alice Barry showed her 'Shameless' side when she pinched TV presenter Steve Jones's bottom on the BBC's Let's Dance for Sport Relief.

The BBC said it received 30 complaints following Alice’s antics on the show, which was broadcast at 7.10pm on Saturday.

But the Shameless star, who plays Lillian Tyler in the Channel 4 series, said those people had ‘no sense of humour’.

She had performed as a policewoman to Outside by George Michael on Saturday night's show.

Following her routine, she squeezed co-host Steve Jones's bottom and told him: "That was wonderful. Good workout. I'll tell you what, you've got a lovely bum."

Steve, a former host of the American X Factor, responded: 'That was deep. Let's go to the panel, and I'm going to call my lawyer."

Alice said: It was great fun. I was asked to take part and I knew a routine using George Michael’s Outside would have good comedy value.

“Steve is lovely and we had a real laugh about it afterwards.

“I do a lot for charity and it was a joy to take part.“Those people who complained have got no sense of humour.”

Double Brit award winner Ed Sheeran also parodied Adele by sticking his finger up on the primetime show.

The 21-year-old mimicked the record-breaking star who stuck her middle finger up after being cut-off during her acceptance speech at the Brit Awards on Tuesday.

Former Winter Olympic ski jumper Eddie the Eagle won the show with a routine based on the opening sequence from Austin Powers.

The BBC declined to comment.

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5:47pm Mon 27 Feb 12

useyourhead says...

Our sense of humour has always been a bit slapstick and cheeky, don't watch if you have had a humour by-pass is all I can say, they ought to watch an episode of shameless hehe. heads would explode no doubt.
Our sense of humour has always been a bit slapstick and cheeky, don't watch if you have had a humour by-pass is all I can say, they ought to watch an episode of shameless hehe. heads would explode no doubt. useyourhead
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6:36pm Mon 27 Feb 12

NUMBER5 says...

useyourhead wrote:
Our sense of humour has always been a bit slapstick and cheeky, don't watch if you have had a humour by-pass is all I can say, they ought to watch an episode of shameless hehe. heads would explode no doubt.
Well said useyourhead. Some people must be short of something to complain about.
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: Our sense of humour has always been a bit slapstick and cheeky, don't watch if you have had a humour by-pass is all I can say, they ought to watch an episode of shameless hehe. heads would explode no doubt.[/p][/quote]Well said useyourhead. Some people must be short of something to complain about. NUMBER5
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8:11pm Mon 27 Feb 12

hoodle says...

I do a lot of work for charity but don't like to talk about it.
I do a lot of work for charity but don't like to talk about it. hoodle
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11:50pm Mon 27 Feb 12

Mikeee47 says...

30 complaints out of millions of viewers, and this made the news on here??
Have you nothing better to write about these days LT??
Good for you Alice always up for a laugh especially when she was in the Rosegrove post office looking roung to see if anyone recognised her,
30 complaints out of millions of viewers, and this made the news on here?? Have you nothing better to write about these days LT?? Good for you Alice always up for a laugh especially when she was in the Rosegrove post office looking roung to see if anyone recognised her, Mikeee47
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1:18pm Tue 28 Feb 12

gudari says...

Have these people not got remote controls ....or come to think of it legs? Some people have nothig better to do!!
Have these people not got remote controls ....or come to think of it legs? Some people have nothig better to do!! gudari
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1:23pm Tue 28 Feb 12

Cha'mone MF says...

gudari wrote:
Have these people not got remote controls ....or come to think of it legs? Some people have nothig better to do!!
Not in Burnley they don't!
[quote][p][bold]gudari[/bold] wrote: Have these people not got remote controls ....or come to think of it legs? Some people have nothig better to do!![/p][/quote]Not in Burnley they don't! Cha'mone MF
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4:38pm Tue 28 Feb 12

Graham Hartley says...

That's showbusiness, isn't it; on or off-camera, that's what happens.

A person from Burnley... in showbusiness... an opportunity... surely no power could have stood against it.
That's showbusiness, isn't it; on or off-camera, that's what happens. A person from Burnley... in showbusiness... an opportunity... surely no power could have stood against it. Graham Hartley
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4:48pm Tue 28 Feb 12

Graham Hartley says...

At least one English corduroy will prefer the anticipatory hyphen 'on- or off-camera'.
At least one English corduroy will prefer the anticipatory hyphen 'on- or off-camera'. Graham Hartley
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5:12pm Tue 28 Feb 12

BritainfortheBritish says...

What a load of pc idiots / prats to repiort this . Some people in this country have lost the plot .
What a load of pc idiots / prats to repiort this . Some people in this country have lost the plot . BritainfortheBritish
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4:16am Wed 29 Feb 12

N4you! says...

sad people deffinately no sense of humor, alice pinch my bum, i dont have a problem
sad people deffinately no sense of humor, alice pinch my bum, i dont have a problem N4you!
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9:29am Wed 29 Feb 12

Roversboy says...

hoodle wrote:
I do a lot of work for charity but don't like to talk about it.
I do more than you for charity, but I dont like to talk about it. Never Ever..
[quote][p][bold]hoodle[/bold] wrote: I do a lot of work for charity but don't like to talk about it.[/p][/quote]I do more than you for charity, but I dont like to talk about it. Never Ever.. Roversboy
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12:40pm Wed 29 Feb 12

mys says...

It time let reported news not petty people moaning,I bought a telegraph yesterday it cost me 45p,I don't know why I bothered should of thrown my money away,I look on here and it's ancient news from wks ago,get a grip and publish something worth reading please
It time let reported news not petty people moaning,I bought a telegraph yesterday it cost me 45p,I don't know why I bothered should of thrown my money away,I look on here and it's ancient news from wks ago,get a grip and publish something worth reading please mys
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10:11pm Wed 29 Feb 12

Graham Hartley says...

Curious, isn't it, that Ed Sheeran's age is given but not the ages of other persons mentioned in the report.

I wonder what readers would make of LT if our correspondents could act as writers for a week - say for charity? A chance to throw away the newspaper's style-book, so no hackneyed language or punctuation straight out of 'that'll-do'.
Curious, isn't it, that Ed Sheeran's age is given but not the ages of other persons mentioned in the report. I wonder what readers would make of LT if our correspondents could act as writers for a week - say for charity? A chance to throw away the newspaper's style-book, so no hackneyed language or punctuation straight out of 'that'll-do'. Graham Hartley
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