Pimlico Plumber boss Charlie Mullins is the guest presenter accused of telling a ‘racist’ joke at the British Curry Awards.
Dr Ranj Singh described him as saying: ‘Why has India never won the World Cup? Because every time they get a corner, they build a shop on it.’
Mullins said this afternoon: ‘I was really honoured to be a guest at the British Curry Awards, and had a wonderful evening with a bunch of like-minded hard-working entrepreneurs doing good work for charity. I didn’t mean to cause offence with anything I said and if I did I very much regret that.
‘I had a great time, and I know we raised loads of money for some very good causes.’
Dr Ranj, 43 – who said he was ‘paraphrasing slightly’ – also blasted the decision to employ comedian Hugh Dennis as the main host together with an ‘all-white judging panel’ and ’90 per cent white performers’.
In addition, the This Morning presenter hit out at organisers for auctioning a work by Winston Churchill due to his ‘problematic’…