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DJ Alex Dyke, 57, ranted to listeners that he was 'no longer comfortable' with having the 'nasty' Pogues' festive hit

DJ Alex Dyke, 57, ranted to listeners that he was 'no longer comfortable' with having the 'nasty' Pogues' festive hit

A BBC radio presenter is calling for Christmas classic Fairytale of New York to be banned from the airwaves - for being an 'offensive pile of downmarket chav bilge'.

DJ Alex Dyke, 57, ranted to listeners that he was 'no longer comfortable' with having the 'nasty' Pogues' festive hit on his playlist.

Prior to hosting his afternoon show on BBC Radio Solent, Dyke had tweeted that he wanted the song - regularly voted the nation's favourite Christmas number - banned, sharing some of the lyrics he had taken offence at.

He wrote: 'Radio, let's ban Fairytale Of New York this Christmas! ''You're a slut on junk, you scumbag, cheap lousy faggot'' - is this what we want our kids singing in the back of the car?

'It's an offensive pile of downmarket chav bilge. We can do better!' 

Accompanying the tweet was a picture of Pogues' frontman, Shane MacGowan, famous for his missing teeth, alcohol and drug problems and dishevelled appearance.

'Offensive' lyrics from Fairytale of New York - the Pogues' Christmas classic DJ Alex Dyke wants banned

'You're a bum

'You're a punk

'You're an old slut on junk

'Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed

'You scumbag, you maggot

'You cheap lousy faggot

'Happy Christmas your arse

'I pray God it's our last'

Later, while presenting his show, Dyke moaned: 'I hope I'm not going to ruin your Christmas, but I've decided that I am no longer comfortable with playing Fairytale of New York by the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.

'I think Christmas songs should be about excited children, toys, Christmas trees, snowy streets, ski lodges, reindeer, wrapping paper, Santa, family, peace on earth and love.

'I just find the Pogues'

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