‘Defund the BBC!’ Charlie Stayt slammed over ‘irresponsible’ panic buying coverage

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Charlie Stayt welcomed Helen Dickinson onto BBC Breakfast to discuss supermarket shortages across the UK. However, BBC viewers suggested his interview and the show’s coverage on the matter could lead to some listeners “panic buying” after pictures of empty shelves were shown throughout the programme. 

One frustrated viewer tweeted: “@BBCBreakfast did Charlie not get enough sleep? The interview with Helen Dickinson from @the_brc came across a very rude, she handled him brilliantly, he continually tried to put words into her mouth, so disappointing!”

“Nice try @BBCBreakfast Charlie pushing and pushing until he gets answer he wants then when not ditched the interview defund the @BBC NOW,” another wrote. 

A third said: “@BBCBreakfast I think you have started the second wave of panic buying.”

“Oh come on BBC …. Let’s show empty shelves and cause a panic buy! You really could not make it up. Sigh,” another remarked. 

Someone else shared: “IRRESPONSIBLE BBC breakfast Charlie Stayt trying to cause public panic in the shop’s asking a guest to name shops and products there is a shortage of on the shelves!”

“Great idea Charlie, start mass panic and panic buying #bbcbreakfast,” a sixth wrote. 

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