BBC acts over light-skinned doll
Upsy Daisy as she appears in the show (left) and in doll form (right)
The doll (right) differs from how Upsy Daisy appears in the show (left)
The BBC is to replace a doll based on the Upsy Daisy character from CBeebies TV show In the Night Garden following complaints it is too light-skinned.
A BBC Worldwide spokesman said it had conducted research after getting "a handful" of complaints that the doll had lighter skin than the TV character.
The BBC would now bring out a version with "a darker skin tone", he said.
Manufacturer Hasbro has been asked to create a different version that will appear in stores from Easter onwards.
The BBC Worldwide spokesman denied newspaper reports the doll had been recalled from stores.
"We are not withdrawing the old doll because most people are happy with it," he told the BBC News website.