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Starstruck’s Jason Manford cracks Prince Harry’s controversial joke on ITV show UK News

Jason Manford caused a stir in the studio and among viewers at home when he cracked a joke about Prince Harry and the royal family on Saturday night’s Starstruck.

Comedian, actor and former Masked Singer finalist Jason is on the judging panel for the new ITV talent show alongside Sheridan Smith, Adam Lambert and Beverley Knight.

In the same vein as the classic Stars in their Eyes program, Starstruck involves super fans of world-famous musicians transforming into them, before taking the stage with two other hopefuls to perform one of their idol’s hit singles. .

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So far, tributes have been paid to Billie Eilish, Freddie Mercury, John Legend and Celine Dion.

Starstruck has become a Saturday night guilty pleasure for millions over the past month and this week’s episode saw a fresh batch of sounds aiming for the next finale.

Acts covered included Barbra Streisand and Whitney Houston and three Harry Styles fans also got a makeover as the former One Direction star.

Jason Manford Cracks Prince Harry's Controversial Starstruck Joke
Jason Manford Cracks Prince Harry’s Controversial Starstruck Joke

After the trio performed Harry’s song Watermelon Sugar, host Olly Murs took to the panel to get their feedback.

Jason was the first to deliver his verdict and began: “wow! Three Harry’s is like the royal family’s worst nightmare”

As Olly laughed and stared at the ground, Sheridan Smith shouted, “You can’t say that!”

Was his co-worker Sheridan quick to berate Jason for the prank, viewers at home dropped him.

One quickly tweeted: “‘Three Harrys? It’s like the royal family’s worst nightmare’ JASON MANFORD SHOOTING SHOTS AT THE YESSSSS ROYAL FAMILY”

A second reacted: ‘Nasty Jason Manford ‘3 Harrys, royals worst nightmare’ and having also seen Jason do a spot on Gary Barlow’s impression, another fan commented: ‘Jason is on fire tonight with his jokes and impressions”

At the end of the show, the judges picked Team Barbra as this week’s winner, with one of Streisand’s sounds advancing to the finals, which will be delayed because, just like Saturday Night Takeaway, Starstruck is canceled on Saturday Night Takeaway. next week due to ITV rugby coverage. .

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