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BBC World Service falls victim to guest speaker with extreme views who tells the listeners that the Star Wars movies are homophobic. Disney/Lucasfilm

BBC World Service fell victim to a guest with extreme views after inviting him on its Have Your Say programme, where he tells listeners that the Star Wars movies are homophobic.

BBC producer Angela Sheeran invited Godfrey Elfwick on the programme while preparing a news item for the new trailer of Star War Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

"From what I've seen of the old Star Wars films, there's a lot of social problems with them rooted in homophobia, casual racial stereotypes," said Sheeran, reported The Telegraph.

"The only main female ends up in a space bikini chained to a horny space slug. The main bad guy –what's he called, Dark Raider? –is black, he has a deep voice, he listens to rap music –it's just a really bad racial stereotype."

BBC producer Sheeran missed out on checking Elfwick's social media bio, where he projects his extreme views under his bio calling himself a, "demisexual genderqueer Muslim atheist."

Elfwick also refers to C-3PO and Darth Vader by wrong names saying: "The gold robot – C-25 or whatever he's called – is a camp, neurotic coward."

He goes on to dismiss the new Star Wars trailer as "very low quality".

"It's just going to be more of the same and I don't think the world needs more of it at this time," said Elfwick.

BBC World Service later commented: "On this occasion, the Force was not with us. The guest presented himself as a 20-year-old who's never seen Star Wars, and we put him on air under that pretence.

"WHYS producers always do their best to check guests in a live programme that invites global discussion from listeners."

Social media was rife with criticism of the blunder.