The corporation receive over 300 complaints...

The BBC has apologised to viewers upset by ROBBIE WILLIAMS‘ language during his television special at the weekend.

The corporation received over 300 complaints about the content of the show, ‘One Night With Robbie Williams’ – the star’s tribute to Frank Sinatra.

Over seven million people watched the programme, broadcast on Saturday night (November 17). The BBC report that the majority of those who phoned in were upset at the language swapped between Williams and the evening’s host Rupert Everett. Many of the remarks were loaded with sexual innuendo.

“If anyone was offended, we apologise, ” a BBC spokesperson said. “Rupert Everett’s comments were intended to be tongue-in-cheek.”

The show was broadcast after the 9pm “watershed”, before which language, and sexual and violent content are more closely scrutinised. However the number of complaints was said to be high for a language issue.

The show was a live recording of a concert Williams gave at the Royal Albert Hall in October.