The Daily Mail claims that 150 people were told they would have to watch the show on a screen provided for them instead.
This prompted an angry response from many who’d acquired tickets well in advance.
One fan told the paper, “I couldn’t believe it. We’d all taken the day off work and my daughter paid a fortune to pop down on the train for the day.
“It was hot and sweaty and we ended up being penned into a small, hot basement…
“I was furious. They gave us free drink and this seemed to have fuelled some people’s anger.
“I had to leave before the end as one woman became so drunk she slumped in the corner shouting abuse.”
A spokesman for the show’s production company, Hotsauce TV, responded to complaints, saying, “Prospective audience members for recordings are made aware that tickets are not necessarily a guarantee of admission.
“This is a universal caveat for shows of this type.
“The vast majority of all those who arrived gained entry. Those who could not be accommodated in the studio were given the option of watching the recording from a green room facility.
“The majority of the studio was not filled with BBC and production staff as well as guests.
“There is a regular seating allocation each week for production guests, including the final show; these comprise personal guests and not random BBC personnel.
“However, on this occasion the allocation was further limited in order to accommodate as many members of the public as possible.”
And a BBC spokesperson added, “When there’s an overflow with extra allocation of seats, other facilities are made available.”