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Dutch TV's Lang de Leeuw Show screened comedy sketch poking fun at the butchering of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.

A Dutch TV show has provoked controversy after airing a comedy sketch poking fun at the murder of soldier Lee Rigby.

The Langs de Leeuw Show on the Netherlands' publicly owned VARA channel came under fire after it aired a spoof of the Eurovision Song Contest which mocked the Woolwich attack.

In the sequence, actors were shown seated at England's table waving knives and cleavers with fake blood dripping from their hands.

Studio audience members gasped in shock as the pair of actors smiled and waved at the cameras. A compere then pretended to run away from the table screaming.

At the end of the sketch, host Paul de Leeuw could be seen holding his head in his hands with laughter.

The sketch stirred a huge response from viewers, who were outraged that the killing of Rigby, 25, was treated as a joke.

One viewer said: "For almost €400,000 a year, Paul de Leeuw makes fun of the killing of Lee Rigby."

Another wrote: "Someone killed with a machete is not, I repeat not, funny."

The show's producers have not commented.

A 10th suspect has been arrested in relation to the killing in Woolwich on 26 May.

The 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder in the southeast London suburb of Welling, just a few miles from where Rigby was killed.