The BBC has admitted in an email to the Labour Party that new BBC Question Time host Fiona Bruce did mock Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott during the pre-show warm-up before Abbott’s recent appearance on the programme’s panel.
The BBC described the comments as humour and continues to insist there was nothing untoward, in spite of several reports to the contrary from audience members.
A Labour spokesperson asked why the BBC will not give detail of what Bruce said, if there is nothing to hide. As the SKWAWKBOX revealed exclusively last week, the BBC refused to release footage of the warm-up session to the Labour Party.
If the BBC has nothing to hide, it has nothing to lose by releasing the footage of the ‘good-humoured’ remarks.
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