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BBC rocked as top radio stars Nick Robinson and Sarah Montague quarrel over all-male election show line-up

THE Beeb has been rocked by a sexism quarrel involving two of its top radio stars.

Sarah Montague – the second longest portion presenter on the Beeb’s flagship Today programme on Radio 4 – is pronounced to have disagreed with the all-male choice on Jun 9.

Sarah Montague is the second longest portion presenter on the Today programme

Sarah Montague is the second longest portion presenter on the Today programme

A decision by BBC chiefs to let Nick Robinson – a former domestic editor – horde the election show alongside maestro John Humphrys has sparked a outrageous quarrel among the show’s 5 rolling presenters.

Ms Montague is reported to be one of two presenters to complain after she was upheld over for one of the top form slots of the year.

It came amid fluster all the biggest interviews are being given to Mr Robinson – who only assimilated the programme in 2015.

The BBC has been slammed for giving Nick Robinson all the biggest interviews

The BBC has been slammed for giving Nick Robinson all the biggest interviews

He interviewed Chancellor Philip Hammond after the Budget and Theresa May after she called the snap election.

But he was unfortunate after being shoved off the presenting choice on 24 Jun last year after the EU referendum by 73-year-old Today maestro John Humphrys, who had pulled rank.

Nick Robinson will be partial of an all-male line up on Jun 9

Nick Robinson will be partial of an all-male line up on Jun 9

Last year, in an talk with The Times magazine, Humprhys certified that he wrote a abdication email to BBC bosses in “a fit of anger” – but refused to contend why.

Two presenters have apparently complained Mr Robinson is guilty of “uncollegiate” poise after he demanded to horde the show on Jun 9 – breaking an phonetic order the choice is not all male on critical dates.



Out of the other presenters, Mishal Husain is presenting TV coverage on election night and is not accessible for the early start.

And the fifth presenter Justin Webb has some-more of a concentration on unfamiliar affairs coverage.

John Humphrys will also benefaction the election show

John Humphrys will also benefaction the election show

Last night a BBC orator pronounced Ms Montague, who has presented the show for 15 years, would benefaction several programmes in the run-up to the election.

The orator combined that other women including the BBC’s domestic editor, Laura Kuenssberg and Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis, will also underline in election coverage.

It’s not the first time the inhuman interviewers have sealed horns with one another.

Mr Humphrys once described an on-air rumpus with Ms Montague over the thermostat in the Today studio.

Mishal Husain will benefaction TV coverage on election night

Mishal Husain will benefaction TV coverage on election night

He pronounced they were all “fiercely competitive”, adding: “The fact is we are competitors in one of the many rival sports of all and a live studio is the locus – with the assembly giving the emperor’s thumbs up – or down. How can it be otherwise?”

The Today programme – deliberate compulsory listening for opinion-formers and the Establishment – has an assembly of 7m weekly.

Its new editor Sarah Sands – who came from the Evening Standard – started work on the show yesterday.

 

 

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