Channel 4 is to indefinitely delay the broadcast of an episode of Balls of Steel, following a 'dare' featuring Colonel Gadaffi, the muppet-faced leader of a North African Nation.
"Following a stunt where Col Gadaffi agreed to see how far he could push his own people, an unfortunate series of events has unfolded resulting in what we would describe as 'uncomfortable', not to mention undesired" said a Ch4 spokesman.
"It all started off harmlessly enough, but in hindsight, given Gadaffi's penchant for pushing his citizens to the brink countless times since he assumed power following the unheralded success of the Libyan 'Candid Camera: Military Coup Special' in the late 1960's, we perhaps should have seen this coming"
"Despite Gadaffi's continued assurance that 'one day, we will all look back on this and laugh', we simply don't feel that the resultant situation fits in to our broadcasting ethos" continued the spokesman.
An episode of 'Come Dine With Me' featuring Robert Mugabe, Kim Jong-Il, Omar Al-Bashir and Hu Jintao will be shown in its place.