Lenny Henry has said that he was used as a “political football” after appearing on a minstrel TV show.
The entertainment programme was known for its use of white singers and actors donning blackface to perform minstrel songs.
Henry then said that his inclusion was used as proof for the Race Relations Board that the show wasn’t racist.
“People used to say Lenny was the only one who didn’t need make-up,” the comedian said.
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