Sunday 17 November 2019

Nightly Show piercing stunt causes nipple of disgust

By Julia Hunt

Viewers were divided over Joe Pasquale’s piercing.

Viewers of The Nightly Show have said they were disgusted after comedian Joe Pasquale had his nipple pierced during the programme.

The star was seen undergoing the procedure as Bradley Walsh took over as the new host of ITV’s much-maligned topical entertainment programme.

Joe later appeared in the studio with a picture of singer Michael Bolton – a guest on Monday night’s show – hanging from his nipple.

Many viewers said on social media that they were taken aback by the segment and one even called it “the final straw”.

However, some thought the comedy piece was a highlight.

The programme is attempting to replicate the late-night shows popular in the US and is running for eight weeks with a different host each week.

Many of the presenters, including David Walliams and John Bishop, have been panned by viewers and the programme has struggled in the ratings.

But viewers thought The Chase star Bradley was a good fit.

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