Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
25

TV News

Jimmy Carr mocked on '8 out of 10 Cats' over tax avoidance scheme

By
Jimmy Carr

© Rex Features / Steve Meddle

Jimmy Carr was roundly mocked over his involvement in a tax avoidance scheme on this week's 8 out of 10 Cats.

The comic recently hit the headlines after it was revealed that he puts £3.3 million each year into an offshore tax shelter, drawing condemnation from Prime Minister David Cameron.

Carr, who hosts Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats, was the subject of a number of jokes at the latest taping of the topical panel show on Thursday (June 21).

Team captain Sean Lock said: "We all like to put a bit of money away for a rainy day, don't we? But I think you're more prepared than Noah."

Lock went on to ask the presenter if, when he discussed his financial affairs with his accountant, there was "a thick pane of glass between the two of [them]".

"Did he have on a sort of boiler suit-type uniform? And a sort of brutal haircut? Because the best accountants, that's where they are - in jail," he quipped.

Commenting on what he immediately thought when he heard that Carr was on the front page of the papers, Lock added: "I was expecting to see one of those white police tents in the background and a copper holding a laptop in a see-through carrier bag."

Sean Lock

© WENN

Georgie Thompson

© WENN



During the show's opening round 'What Are You Talking About?', Carr was forced to admit that he was this week's second most popular news story behind Euro 2012, prompting guest Georgie Thompson to note: "On the plus side, at least you've been in a top five list of something."

Carr, who previously apologised on Twitter for his involvement in the scheme, conceded: "I've been dishing it out for years, it's about time I got some.

"I hate to sound like I'm passing the buck, but I'll tell you who I blame for this whole mess - me. It's entirely my fault."

8 out of 10 Cats airs tonight at 10pm on Channel 4.

Earlier this year, Deal or No Deal viewers raised more than £6,000 for a hospice after Carr won the charity just £750 on the programme's celebrity special and called on fans to donate.

> Jimmy Carr: 'I don't enjoy offending people'
> Jimmy Carr: 'I never feel guilty for my jokes'


Watch Jimmy Carr discuss his 2011 Being Funny stand-up DVD with Digital Spy below:

You May Like

Comments

Loading...