BBC defends Strictly after it's hit with complaints over Nicola Adams' same sex dance pairing before show even starts

THE BBC has issued a statement defending Strictly Come Dancing after viewers complained about Nicola Adams being paired with another woman. The Beeb revealed they'd received a flood of complaints after Olympic boxer Nicola, 37, made history by entering Strictly's first ever same-sex pairing. The show is due to kick off on October 24th, but objections have poured in after

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Dan Walker forced to backtrack and correct himself after BBC Breakfast mishap ‘Idiot!’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. BBC Breakfast hosts Dan Walker and Louise Minchin informed viewers they would be joined by historian and presenter Dan Snow to commemorate 400 years since the Mayflower set off to sail the Atlantic, giving passengers the hope

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BBC bosses admit that 76 presenters earn more than the Prime Minister

Bill for BBC stars’ pay soars by £1m: Corporation faces call for curbs as bosses admit that 76 presenters including Gary Lineker and Lauren Laverne earn more than the Prime Minister Annual report reveals 76 BBC presenters earn more than PM’s wage of £150,000 Biggest earners include DJ Lauren Laverne and sports broadcaster Gary Lineker It also revealed BBC had given

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BBC ban football commentators from using 'racist' phrases such as cakewalk, sold down the river and nitty gritty

THE BBC have banned sports commentators from using "racist" phrases including cakewalk, sold down the river and nitty gritty. In an 'avoiding racial bias' training session, commentators and co-commentators were given a list of terms that must be avoided. And, as reported by the Daily Mail, the webinar instructed the broadcasters to prevent using "pace" and/or "power" to describe black

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BBC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty enrages bosses by topping up her £195k salary with lucrative Natwest adverts

BBC BREAKFAST host Naga Munchetty has risked the wrath of new director general Tim Davie after being caught moonlighting for a second time. Naga, 45, shot a series of “business interviews” for banking giant NatWest while trousering a fee. It comes after the former Strictly Come Dancing contestant was warned about conflicts of interest earlier this year after we told

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BBC Weather: ‘Intense’ thunderstorms clash with gales to chase off blistering Europe heat

BBC meteorologist Susan Powell warned viewers that the heatwave is set to continue across western Europe for Thursday’s weather. Some parts of Spain, France, the low countries and even Scandinavia will be the recipients of the heat. Temperatures are almost 10 degrees above average for the time of year. Ms Powell said: “But things are changing with low pressure in

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BBC pundit Eni Aluko 'cries in court' after ignoring coronavirus quarantine rules while on holiday at Barbados hotel

FORMER England women's football star Eni Aluko reportedly cried in court after breaking coronavirus quarantine rules in Barbados. The 33-year-old travelled out of her hotel BEFORE she had received her test results after arriving in the Caribbean. Aluko told a court on the island that she was confused by the rules and didn't realise that she had to wait for

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BBC admits Panorama DID breach its editorial standards

BBC admits Panorama DID breach its editorial standards by failing to reveal doctor who attacked government over PPE was long-time Labour member Interview with Labour member on Panorama was breach of editorial standards  ECU said BBC should have ‘given viewers appropriate information’ about medic  Dr Sonia Adesara, a former Labour candidate, interviewed over PPE shortages  BBC bosses have admitted Panorama

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