Viewers unimpressed with BBC's election night boat party

The BBC has received a barrage of criticism followings its broadcast of an election-night celebrity boat party.

Cut-away sequences from the boat party were broadcast throughout the night’s coverage on BBC which featured the likes of Bruce Forsyth, Joan Collins and Fern Britton.

But fans were unimpressed with the event, which reportedly cost £30,000, unleashing a barrage of criticism on the BBC message boards.

On post read: “I have absolutely no interest in hearing the views of drunken celebs. Typical BBC self-indulgence.”

Guests on the boat seemed equally dissatisfied, with satirist Armando Iannucci tweeting: “On the barge. No power. You can’t see us. We have no telly. It’s the worst place in UK to be right now, apart from Brown’s trousers.”

In response, a BBC spokesperson said: “As part of our election night coverage, we produced live interviews and broadcasts throughout the night from a boat moored outside the London Eye, discussing the election results with views of the House [of Commons]. Andrew Neil was talking to politicians, commentators and well-known personalities and opinion-formers.”

Source: Digital Spy

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