Bosses at the BBC have made the decision to uphold viewers' complaints following a comedy routine by Jack Whitehall in 2009.

The routine, from an episode of Live At The Apollo 11 years ago, was recently broadcast again on BBC Two.

It sees the comedian joke about attending a concert with a dwarf, who was a university pal of his.

After the episode was aired on the channel, two viewers complained and bosses at the Beeb have now said the show would not re-air again.

Those sat on the board said that while Jack was able to exaggerate stereotypes for "comic effect" it was not OK "to take a stereotypical view of dwarfism itself."

Jack's 2009 appearance on Live At The Apollo saw the BBC hit with two complaints

By making the gag, a statement from the Beeb said that Jack took his performance "beyond the expectations of audiences in relation to the material of this kind."

They went on to say: "Wiewers familiar with Jack Whitehall's self-deprecating style of comedy would have understood the routine as intended primarily to show up his own inadequacies and failing."

It continued: "We must be aware that audiences may find casual or purposeless stereotypes to be offensive."

Whitehall's routine saw him reference a dwarf, which the Beebs say went against their guidelines

However Hayley Batty, who hires out dwarfs, said her stars did not agree, adding: “I think Jack Whitehall’s about as funny as cystitis but I also think the world’s gone PC-crazy.’’

Whitehall, 32, has become a household name in recent years, appearing on hit television shows and landing roles in films.

The comedian made his acting debut in comedy show Fresh Meat, starring as Jonathan 'J.P' Pembersley, the arrogant, entitled geology student and 'Old Stoic' - the name given to former pupils of prestigious Stowe School - who failed to get into a 'proper university and looks down on his fellow students.

Whitehall later went on to appear in both the telly series and film edition of Bad Education serving as character Alfie Wickers while also co-writing the two.

Whitehall has become a famed presenter and actor, as well as comedian

He has also appeared in the likes of Frozen and The Queen's Corgi.

Putting his presenting skills to the test, Jack has also hosted the prestigious BRIT Awards as well as most recently the GQ Men of the Year 2020 awards show.

His relationship with his father, Michael Whitehall, saw the duo land their own Netflix show Travels With My Father which sees their pair trot around the globe to discover other cultures.

Last week, he spoke about Sir Mo Farah who is currently appearing on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Throwing his support behind Britain's most celebrated Olympian, Jack told Metro: "I think he'll do very, very well.

"He's a guy who has achieved some incredible things in athletics, and in his professional career.

"And then, maybe if not as impressive as that, certainly on a par with how impressed I am that he won however many gold medals he did over the course of his career, the guy completed the Cube!"