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Jimmy Carr's 'The One Show' ‘Dwarf' Jokes Lead To Ofcom Investigation

24/11/2015 14:05 GMT | Updated 25/11/2015 14:59 GMT

Ofcom are investigating ‘The One Show’, following jokes made by Jimmy Carr on the BBC1 programme.

Watch Jimmy make his comments in this video (story continues below)...

Two viewers lodged complaints to the broadcasting watchdog, who have now confirmed that they are looking into the incident.

“We're investigating whether potentially discriminatory comments in this programme met generally accepted standards,” a spokesman tells MailOnline.

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Jimmy, who was promoting his 2016 tour, appeared on the show with Rod

While appearing on the live show on 4 November, Jimmy made two jokes about “dwarves”, which were met with an uncomfortable silence from the show’s presenters and Jimmy’s fellow guest Rod Stewart.

He said: “I tried to write the shortest joke possible. So, I wrote a two-word joke which was: 'Dwarf shortage.' It's just so I could pack more jokes into the show.”

Turning to the camera, he added: “If you're a dwarf and you're offended by that, grow up.”

This isn’t the first time one of Jimmy’s jokes has landed him in hot water.

Last year, shortly after Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of the manslaughter of Reeva Steenkamp, Jimmy caused a stir when he opened the Q Awards with a joke about the former athlete's actions.

'The One Show' and Jimmy Carr are yet to comment.

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