Later, Newton spoke about his late friend Graham Kennedy, saying: 'He enjoyed giving young people a chance on television, he was a great mentor, he mentored a lot of young people.
'You knew if you went to his dressing room it was locked, he will be inside doing some mentoring.'
Bert’s jokes drew a mixed reaction on social media, with many taking offence.
However, others praised Newton for his un-PC sense of humour.
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