The Queen's Jubilee celebrations were supposed to be a day to enjoy yourself and relax in the comfort of patriotism and pageantry - but for a host of celebs the BBC spoilt the party by serving up 5 hours of boredom rather than heartening pictures of the royals, Kate and Pippa Middlleton and the Queen herself enjoying her flotilla on the Thames.
TV favourites slammed the coverage, with Stephen Fry tweeting in outrage: "Has the BBC ever presented a more mind-numbingly tedious programme in its history?", meanwhile Jonathan Ross Tweeted his annoyance, writing: "Was it just me or did the Beebs coverage of the Jubilee Big Boat Challenge feel like a 5 hour episode of the One Show."
The Royal family had spent an enjoyable day processing via the Thames, despite the weather the Queen looked to be enjoying herself, yet the inclement conditions meant that the BBC struggled with technical difficulties throughout the day, a problem they apparently compounded by cutting away to presenters too often and not focusing enough on the royals themselves.
The BBC's issues meant that many didn't get to see as much of the royals as they would have liked - with long periods spent in TV studios rather than at the side of Her Majesty as she celebrated 60 years on the throne.
PHOTOS: Kate Middleton sparkles at the Diamond Jubilee.