A spokesperson for ITV has promised an urgent investigation after archive footage from 1988 appeared to show the popular kids TV characters Sooty and Sweep performing a Nazi salute. 

The news come just weeks after it was revealed that multiracial panda Soo was spotted at an English Defence League rally in Preston.

A source said, ‘This could be the thin end of the wedge.’

’Since this footage emerged, hundreds of people have come forward and reported alleged incidents of anti-Semitism in Button Moon.’

’Many have complained about the length of Mr Spoon’s nose, and also the fact that Captain Large appeared to have the logo of the SS on his chest in blue and gold.’