Question Time fans were left outraged last night after discovering that the writers have decided that long-term host David Dimbleby should regenerate as a woman.
Angry viewers bombarded the BBC with complaints as the popular TV hero returned to screens with a completely new look, and entirely bereft of a penis.
“It’s an absolute disgrace,” raged the gentleman in the blue jumper.
“Throughout my entire life Question Time lords have been men, it’s just not right having a woman up there in a chair asking people questions and pointing at other people.
“Everyone knows you need a penis to interrupt people and then point at someone else. They’ve created a fantasy world in which women can do important jobs and viewers won’t like it. We can’t be expected to suspend our disbelief this far.
“It is political correctness gone mad, another example of the Biased Broadcasting Corporation kowtowing to leftist propaganda. They won’t be happy until MasterChef is completely halal or – even worse – vegan.”
Fiona Bruce has taken over the role from Dimbleby, debuting last night with a new-look band of companions; potential love interest Nish plus pals Melanie, Jo, Emily and James, a loveable buffoon there for comic effect.
While the new-look show has brought criticism, it has also been given the thumbs up by some observers.
“I think it’s refreshing to have a female lead in the role,” said the lady in the front row with the dangly earrings.
“Even if those bloated, gammony-faced villains are more terrifying than anything I’ve ever seen before.”