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Miriam O’Reilly Beats The BBC’s Shaggable Chart

by | 11th, January 2011

MIRIAM Miriam has taken on the BBC and won. She maintained that she’d been dropped from the Beeb’s Countryfile show beamne of her age and her sex. She’s 53.

At the tribunal, then, and O’Reilly wins her case for age discrimination. It also agreed that she had been victimised. And this means she’s in line for damages.

The BBC accepts the verdict and says:

“We will ensure that senior editorial executives responsible for these kind of decisions in the BBC undergo additional training in the selection and appointment of presenters, and produce new guidance on fair selection for presenter appointments.”

Blah, blah… Doesn’t it all come down to being fanciable. The higher you shaggabiliy rating, the more telly work a female gets. The BBC should just hire a young man with a mother fixation to run its personnel department…

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