A Conservative MP claims some female BBC newsreaders have too much botox in a scathing attack on the corporation in the Commons
David Amess has launched an attack on female BBC newsreaders for having too much botox. His comments come off the back of his annoyance that a few presenters appear to be smiling while reporting serious issues to the public.
The Southend West MP slammed the presenters during a wider assault in which Mr Amess accused the broadcasting corporation of a left wing bias, disproportionate reporting on Israel and paying executives ludicrous salaries.
‘I would just say that it annoys me when one or two female presenters, I don’t know whether they’ve had too much botox or something, when they are presenting the news and it’s a very serious subject, they are smiling,’ he says.
Mr Amess neglected to mention which newsreaders he was criticising in particular, but went on to suggest that the digital switch over project in 2012 would be a good time to rethink about how the BBC is portrayed and funded.
Culture minister Ed Vaizey hit back by saying: ‘The BBC is one of the finest broadcasters, not just in this country but in the world. It sets a quality bar which is why we have such high quality television and radio in this country.’