Ant and Dec have apologised for impersonating people of colour on previous episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway.
The comedy duo acknowledged that the sketches, which were performed during the "undercover segment" of the popular ITV show, were "wrong" and said they would be removed from all on-demand content.
In a statement on social media, the pair said: "During past episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway, we impersonated people of colour in the undercover segment of the show.
"We realise that this was wrong and want to say that we are sincerely sorry to everyone that was offended.
"We purposely stopped doing this several years ago and certainly would not make these sketches today.
"We had already taken steps to ensure footage was taken down, and have recently confirmed with ITV that these segments and any historical content that could cause offence does not appear on either the ITV Hub or the Saturday Night Takeaway YouTube channel."