Comedian Frankie Boyle cleared by OFCOM after joke about Boris Johnson


The comedian’s comments about the outgoing prime minister led to 11 complaints to OFCOM

Channel 4 was unblocked by regulator OFCOM after complaints about Frankie Boyle jibing at outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson.


Last month, the Scottish comedian appeared on The Last Leg, where he said he hopes the Prime Minister will be “pulled screaming to hell”.

Boyle was responding to the quote Boris Johnson said as he finished his final questions from the Prime Minister.


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“Hasta la vista, baby,” Boris said.

Boris Johnson ended his final questions from the Prime Minister with a quote from Terminator 2

Frankie Boyle’s comments resulted in OFCOM receiving 11 complaints, but the regulator said it had “raised no issues warranting an investigation”.


During the live broadcast, host Adam Hills later reminded the audience that the show “wished Boris Johnson no ill.”

Frankie Boyle

Frankie Boyle spent several years on the panel show Mock the Week

Frankie Boyle is a Scottish comedian and writer.

Boyle first appeared on the stand-up comedy scene in 1995 and rose to fame after appearing at Mock the Week in 2005.


The comedian is known for his controversial sense of humor, which has gotten him into trouble on numerous occasions.

  • Age: 49
  • Born: Aug. 16, 1972
  • Partner: Shereen Taylor
  • Children: A daughter (18) and a son (15)
  • net worth: £3.3million

A recent episode of The Last Leg showed a clip of Boris Johnson’s final appearance on Prime Minister’s Questions.


In response, Frankie Boyle said, “You ended with a quote from The Terminator … I hope a hole opens up in the ground and screaming clawed hands drag you to hell.”

Later in the program, Boyle also spoke about the last two candidates in the Conservative Leadership campaign.


Expressing his views, he said: “We’re going to have the next prime minister elected by a very small group of elderly people during a heatwave and it’s going to be either Rishi Sunak, a guy whose biggest wish in life is to p**** thatcher’s ghost or liz truss who would be the first prime minister to forget to breathe and just die.”


Dara O’Briain

Dara O’Briain is an Irish comedian and television presenter.

O’Briain is best known for presenting the current panel show Mock the Week.


In 2010, Dara O’Briain was voted the 16th greatest stand-up comic in Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups.

Hugh Dennis

Hugh Dennis is an English comedian, presenter and actor.


Dennis was Boyle’s teammate on the panel show Mock the Week, which Hugh has been involved with since 2005.

Hugh Dennis is also known for playing the role of Pete Brockman in the BBC comedy Outnumbered.

Andy Parsons

Andy Parsons is an English comedian and writer.

Parsons appeared between series three through 14 as the captain of Boyle’s rival team on Mock the Week.


Andy Parsons is now performing stand-up comedy and his Work in Progress tour will resume in September 2022.