Craig David has labelled the Channel 4 sketch show Bo Selecta as 'racist' over Leigh Francis' impressions of him.
Celebrity Juice star Francis used to helm the sketch show where he performed as various celebrities under prosthetic masks.
In a new interview with The Times, the 'Seven Days' singer has opened up about the impact the sketches had on him as a young man.
The musician said: "It felt like a vendetta and when it got a following, it became something that affected me. People would shout at me on the street and I felt the same feeling I had when I was bullied at school. Leigh Francis had normalised bullying by making it comedy."
David then said: "When he put blackface on, that was being racist."
Francis has apologised in the past for his impersonations of David, Mel B and Trisha Goddard. He released a video in 2020 in which he said he was "deeply sorry" for any upset he had caused.
Francis also said: "Back in 2002, I did a show called Bo' Selecta, I portrayed many black people. Back then I didn't think anything about it, people didn't say anything- I'm not going to blame other people. I've been talking to some people. I didn't realise how offensive it was back then.
"I just want to apologise, I just want to say sorry for any upset I caused whether I was Michael Jackson, Craig David, Trisha Goddard, all people I'm a big fan of. I guess we're all on a learning journey."
David has previously called Francis' apology "insincere" and criticised him for timing it during the Black Lives Matter protests.
David also said that Francis has never reached out personally to apologise for the impression.
Yahoo has contacted Leigh Francis for a response.
Watch below: Craig David says Bo Selecta was 'racist and ruined my life'