‘Piers Morgan has lashed out at the ‘woke’ remake of the 1970s television series The Wombles, branding it ‘completely and utterly insane’.
A major revamp of the BBC children’s show is underway, in an attempt to revise the series for a modern, politically correct era.
But Marcus Robertson, the son of Elisabeth Beresford, the show’s creator, recently criticised the CGI remake, accusing it of holding his family ‘hostage’.
The Good Morning Britain presenter, 54, reacted to Mr Robertson’s comments, saying: ‘I knew eventually that the woke brigade would come for The Wombles.
‘When I was growing up I loved The Wombles. Bear in mind the wombles are fictitious creatures, they are not humans.’
Co-host Susannah Reid interjected: ‘Can we not spoil it for the children watching?’
Piers continued: ‘They are not humans, their faces are painted in you may see orange and grey and blah blah blah. ‘