"For the uninitiated, Tinder is the biggest of a number of apps that allow straight people of any gender to behave like gay men," said Davis, loafer in mouth.
"It's an easy hook-up service. You upload your profile, and scroll through others, to find someone to meet."
"It's love at first swipe. Swipe left for the ones you don't like, swipe right for the folks you're interested in.. and then if the feeling's mutual, you can message each other and take it from there."
The joke was an obvious dig at Grindr, which was on the vanguard of mobile hook-up apps for gay men.
Little Britain's Matt Lucas, who famously played Daffyd: the only gay in the village, on the sketch comedy program, was none too pleased with Davis' remark, taking to Twitter and calling it "Pathetic from the BBC."