Viewers Hit Out at 'The One Show' After Baby Race Segment
The One Show has sparked controversy for holding a baby race on one of this week’s episodes.
The segment was aired on Thursday as presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones were joined by Holly Willoughby who was promoting her new book, Truly Happy Baby.
At the end of the show, a group of babies competed in a crawling race in honour of Euro 2016 but not all of the tots were happy.
In fact, a few of them started crying. This led to viewers criticising the programme on Twitter:
How are the one show thinking a baby race is an okay thing to do? These babies are fully screaming
— lucy (@lucyschofieldxo) June 23, 2016
This baby race on the one show is the worst thing I've ever seen! Who's idea was that?!?
— James Stevenson (@J_P_Stevenson) June 23, 2016
Appalling baby race on the #BBC One show! Are you bloody serious?
— Stephen Bradley (@funkyfender) June 23, 2016
The one show baby race is horrible. They're crying and screaming. This isn't entertainment, it's just cruel...
— Alex Timmins (@AlexTibbers) June 23, 2016
A spokesperson for the BBC told the Mail Online that the segment was intended to be light-hearted and the babies’ parents were right beside them in the studio.
“'This was a light-hearted item where four babies crawled for two metres towards their parents who greeted them with a big cuddle.”
The Mail Online obtained the clip which you can watch below: