PIERS Morgan has slammed the BBC over a Brexit-themed segment of a kid’s TV show accusing it of “trashing” the UK.
In the episode of award winning show Horrible Histories, two actors playing Queen Victoria and her butler sing about how Britain produced “hardly any” of the goods it enjoyed in the 19th century.
The introduction to the song is presented by comedian Nish Kumar who mentions the country’s historic exit from the European Union.
In response to the clip, Good Morning Britain firebrand Mr Morgan blasted the show calling it a “shameful abuse of public money.”
He tweeted: “Why is the BBC paying nasty pieces of work like Kumar to trash Britain like this?
“An outrageous, shameful abuse of public money.”
The episode, which is titled Horrible Histories Specials: Brexit, has attracted over one million views on Twitter.
In in the clip, Queen Victoria – who was the country’s monarch from 1837 until 1901 – is told by her butler that her tea comes from India and that her sugar is farmed by slaves in Africa.
While proclaiming that “hardly any” goods are produced in the UK the butler sings “your British things are from abroad and most are frankly stolen”.
The show has also attracted criticism from Andrew Neil – who fronts his own politics programme on BBC Two.
Mr Neil, who has fronted various Beeb shows since the 1990s, branded the Horrible Histories segment “anti-British drivel of a high order” in a scathing tweet.
He added: “Was any of the licence fee used to produce something purely designed to demean us?”
Conservative commentator Iain Martin also blasted the clip, tweeting: “Is the BBC on a mission to get itself closed down?”
Members of the public also hit out at the show.
One wrote: “The bbc didn’t show the PM’s speech last night either.
“Time for us to ALL STOP paying this ridiculous t.v license.”
Another wrote: “How do I cancel my BBC subscription, does anyone know ?”
A third replied to Piers: “Totally agree Piers, time to scrap the BBC once and for all!!”
However, some social media users defended the show.
Writer Ian Fraser replied to Mr Neil, saying: “Is there anything factually incorrect about this?
“Also isn’t it healthy that, just occasionally, British schoolchildren are made aware that not everything about Britain’s past is glorious?”