OFTEN controversial radio host Alex Dyke is once again making waves — by calling for the popular Pogues Christmas hit The Fairytale of New York to be banned from the air this festive season.

In a series of now deleted tweets, BBC Radio Solent host Alex Dyke, who is from the Isle of Wight, yesterday (Tuesday) called the song 'offensive' due to its use of strong lyrics and described it as 'chav bilge'

Mr Dyke tweeted: "Radio, lets ban Fairytale of New York this Christmas.

"You're an old slut on junk, you scumbag, you cheap lousy faggot. Is this what we want our kids singing in the back of the car?

"It's an offensive pile of downmarket chav bilge and we can do better."

Explaining his tweets on his show, Mr Dyke, said: "I hope I'm not going to ruin your Christmas, but I've decided I am no longer comfortable with playing Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.

"I think Christmas songs should be about excited children, toys, Christmas trees, snowy streets, ski lodges, reindeer, wrapping paper, Santa, family, peace on earth and love."