‘Question of Sport’s UNWATCHABLE now!’ Peter Purves blasts BBC axing ageing presenters | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

The 83-yr-previous appeared on the ITV news programme to go over irrespective of whether it’s ageist to axe Steve Wright from his BBC Radio Two weekday demonstrate following nearly 24 a long time. It arrives immediately after the station’s manager instructed Steve they wished to “do a little something distinctive” with the mid-afternoon slot. On the other hand, Peter told Good Early morning Britain viewers these adjustments “really don’t look to operate” and hit out over the BBC’s determination to switch Sue Barker with Paddy McGuinness on Question of Activity previous yr.  

Talking to Great Early morning Britain hosts Susanna Reid and Ed Balls, Peter fumed: “Often these adjustments will not seem to be to function. 

“You’ve got to glimpse at the beautiful Sue Barker, she has been wonderful on the tennis and she apparently said she is standing down so we is not going to be looking at her there. 

“But it transpired when she still left Concern of Activity – look what happened there. 

“I mean I obtain the programme unwatchable now and I imagine it really is a good shame.

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He additional: “I was not presenting any more but I was carrying out the commentating, my voice won’t transform and the reality that I might been undertaking it for 41 yrs did not depend for nearly anything. 

“I feel what we are seeing is a awful final decision and I feel a good deal of individuals is not going to appear spherical to it.”

Nevertheless, visitor Trisha Goddard argued BBC Radio Two’s choice was not about ageism and as a substitute was about “shifting” items up. 

She defended the BBC by telling ITV viewers the broadcaster was just “striving to continue to keep points fresh”.