SONGS of Praise must always be broadcast from lovely parish churches in rural Surrey, it has been claimed.
Campaigners insisted that if the BBC films its flagship religious programme at a migrant camp in Calais then Britain is basically finished.
Julian Cook, chairman of the Songs of Praise Official Fan Club, said: “Occasionally they have filmed it at an inner city church. It was ghastly.
“There was clapping and whooping and a general air of happiness. The whole thing was deeply un-Christian.”
He added: “I’m absolutely sure that Jesus would not want the BBC to us British money to draw attention to some people living in squalor.
“Or perhaps the BBC thinks that Jesus hates Britain as much as they do.”