In response to the controversy surrounding the performance, a BBC spokesperson told Attitude: "'Born This Way' by Lady Gaga performed by The One Show reporters on Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief was shortened purely for length. "It is standard procedure to edit down music tracks to fit into the running time of the show," they added.
Cutting out the LGBT lyrics of Born This Way are you BBC? #LetsSingAndDance— Ollie Reddie (@Bovendial) March 18, 2017
Last month, boy band Iron Sun performed an edited version of the song on Let It Shine, and the BBC were forced to give a similar response after viewers hit back on social media.
In a similar statement, the broadcaster claimed that the performance had simply been edited due to time constraints during the show.Watch the performance below: More stories: Clean Bandit’s new music video features a tragic gay love story – WATCH ‘Gay men won’t be truly free until we learn to ditch labels like masc and femme’