Coronation Street bosses have been forced to apologise after the soap was accused of racism for a comment a character made about her hair.
The episode on Bank Holiday Monday saw Eva Price, played by Catherine Tyldesley, visit Audrey’s hair salon, where she remarked: ‘I have more roots than Kunta Kinte.
‘No idea who that is, by the way, just something my mum used to say.’
Kunta Kinte was a character from the novel Roots: The Saga Of An American Family, which was adapted into a hit TV miniseries.
Based on a real-life ancestor of author Alex Haley, it tells the story of a young man taken from Gambia and sold as a slave.
Ofcom confirmed it received more than 250 comments and will asses them and decide whether to investigate.
Eva Price, played by Catherine Tyldesley, came into the salon in Monday’s episode and said ‘I have more roots that Kunta Kinte’ before explaining she did…