Sir David Jason forced to say sorry after making a 'racist' joke on live radio
It was meant to be a bit of harmless fun.
But when Sir David Jason made a joke about Pakistanis on a live radio show some didn't see the funny side.
Last night, the award-winning actor found himself accused of making inappropriate remarks and being out of touch with reality after his joke on Christian O'Connnell's Breakfast Show.
The 69-year-old star was appearing on the Who's Calling Christian feature - where celebrities ring Absolute Radio with a chance to win £20,000 for charity.
Sir David, best known for his role as the gaffe-prone Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses, got into hot water when he was asked to leave a question for the next guest.
He replied: 'What do you call a Pakistani cloakroom attendant?' Following a pause, he then delivered the punchline: 'Me hat, me coat.'
It is a play on words around the name of the political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi - who was from India, not Pakistan.
There was a stunned silence from O'Connell, who added: 'No more jokes like that!' before Sir David came up with a genuine question about Ronnie Barker's early career.