JANEY Godley will not be appearing in an Aberdeen pantomime after historic "racist" tweets were unearthed.

The comic has withdrawn "by mutual agreement" with Crossroads Pantomimes and Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA), according to a statement released by the arts bodies.

It goes on: "We do not condone any form of discrimination, not do we condone online bullying, trolling and abuse. 

"We recognise that the only appropriate course of action in these circumstances was for her to step down."

They accepted that Godley had "apologised unreservedly" for her past comments, and said that further casting announcements would be made later in the year.

The news follows on from a Scottish Conservative MSP writing a second letter to APA to try to get Godley sacked.

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Douglas Lumsden, who was elected to Holyrood on the North East Scotland list, had already tried to get Godley fired from the upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen.

The first time, Lumsden was told that Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) stood by Godley. The organisation said it had “had many stand ups on our stages over the years who are considered provocative and controversial. Janey Godley is in this tradition.”

In a letter dated September 9 but shared on social media by the politician on Friday, Lumsden wrote: “More revelations about Jane Godley’s social media exploits have been exposed where she has been found to have been obscenely racist about Kelly Rowland and Snoop Dogg … I am positive once you read them you will agree they are extremely offensive.”

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He said it is “telling” that the Scottish Government had decided to drop a coronavirus campaign featuring Godley in light of the “racist” tweets.

In the letter, which is riddled with grammar mistakes throughout, Lumsden further called on APA to drop the comic from the show in order not to “promote someone with racists [sic] views”.

Godley apologised on social media for the Tweets.

She said they had been "completely wrong", adding: “I have to stand up and own my offensive hurtful language and apologise, they have terrible, horrific undertones and I deserve all the criticism that comes my way."

The Tory MSP’s interference in the Aberdeen show had been condemned by figures on social media as “bullying”.

Writer and broadcaster Darren McGarvey commented: “Douglas this is wrong. You're appealing to hyper partisans on Twitter and have no regard for people who attend panto.

“The idea Godley shames Aberdeen and not its diabolically incompetent criminal local authority is absurd.”

The SNP’s Mhairi Hunter added: “This is bullying. Stop it.”