One detail has offended South East Asian fans...

Anne-Marie has issued an apology after her appearance on Saturday Night Takeaway caused offence.

The singer appeared on the ITV show, performing her new single 'Birthday' accompanied by Ant and Dec.

The hosts were kitted out in a Japanese themed costume, but one detail has caused serious issue.

Ant and Dec sported headbands with the Kyokujitsu-ki design on it, often known as the Japanese Rising Sun flag.

Associated with the Japanese military from the 19th century to the close of the Second World War, it is often viewed as being a symbol of Japanese Imperialism.

To make matters worse, today - March 1st - is Korean Independence Day, a celebration of the moment the Peninsula won freedom from Japan.

As a result, Anne-Marie has issued an apology, and the footage will be taken down.

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