It's snow joke!

CBeebies has issued an apology – of sorts! – after one its presenters caused a stream of online anger when they used the term “snowpeople” rather than snowmen!

Probably not realising the flurry of complaints she was about to cause, Catie Munnings, 20, who fronts Catie’s Amazing Machines on CBeebies, said: “Snow is amazing. You get to build snowpeople and go sledging.”

Erm, this didn’t go down well! “More PC garbage and indoctrination from the BBC. Another reason to abolish the licence fee,” complained one dad after his daughter heard the remark.

“It’s snowman. Not snowpeople,” said another viewer. While one asked, “Who are these idiots running the BBC?”

CBeebies star Catie Munnings

CBeebies “very own rally driver” Catie Munnings caused internet chaos by calling snowmen snowpeople

In response, CBeebies issued a rather tongue-in-cheek apology via the CBeebies grown-ups twitter account, which was retweeted by presenter Catie.

“Okay, okay we get it. Snowmen aren’t snow people. We didn’t think it’d snowball like this. It’s snow joke. But that’s snow business… Soz.”

Piers Morgan has even waded into the debate, saying on Good Morning Britain: “You don’t build snowpeople, you build snowmen. We, mankind, humans, have built snowmen for 10,000 years

“Catie you seem a lovely lady, whoever you are, but they are not snowpeople, they are snowmen.”

Snowman pic: Sipa Asia/REX/Shutterstock; Catie pic: Nick Harvey/REX/Shutterstock