When comic Iain Stirling made an inappropriate “Nigerian Prince” joke, fans of the show Love Island were furious. The 35-year-old gives the show on ITV 2 its voiceover, and fans are used to his funny comments.
Fans say they will report him to Ofcom because he made a joke about a Nigerian prince that seemed to be about fraud and was “inappropriate.”
During a chat between Mal Nichol and Sammy Root, she asked him if a bee had ever stung him. This was where the joke came from. Iain then started to describe what had happened, saying:
“Mal wants to know if Sammy has ever been stung. Well, there was that one time he gave his bank account details to a Nigerian Prince who claimed to have won the lottery.”
Fans reacted quickly on social media, with one writing, “The hell was that Nigerian Prince comment on Love Island???? It wasn’t funny,” while another added: “Disappointed in the Nigerian Prince ‘joke’ by #IainStirling tonight not funny #LoveIsland.”
A third person asked why someone would let that kind of joke go on. “Omg ofcom hello??! What was that comment about a Nigerian prince winning the lottery.”