Carol Vorderman 'snubbed meeting with GB News chief'

Carol Vorderman ‘snubbed meeting with GB News chief’ after announcing she was stepping down her BBC Radio Wales job

  • CEO Angelos Frangopoulos allegedly asked her to meet but was ignored

Carol Vorderman ‘snubbed a meeting’ with the GB News chief after she announced she was leaving her BBC Radio Wales job.

The chief executive Angelos Frangopoulos allegedly asked her to meet up after she quit her job, but she ignored his text.

A source reportedly said the 62-year-old wouldn’t touch GB News ‘with a barge-pole’.

Vorderman stepped down after she breached new social media guidelines at the BBC by criticising the government on social media.

The attempt from GB News comes after ‘vile’ on-air comments were made by presenters and guests about Vorderman.

Carol Vorderman attends An Audience with Kylie at the Royal Albert Hall

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GB News Angelos Frangopoulos

A TV source said: ‘They seem to have forgotten how vile some of their rhetoric has been about her,’ The Mirror reported.

Host Patrick Christys was forced to apologise last month when a guest on GB News made a comment about the celebrity’s breasts on air.

The channel has made attempts to de-detoxify after the controversy surrounding the sacking of Laurence Fox for comments about journalist Ava Evans. 

READ MORE – GB News suspends Laurence Fox and apologises as he is condemned for saying ‘who would want to sh*g that?’ in comments about female political journalist Ava Evans 

GB News suspended Fox after he was condemned for saying ‘Who would want to sh*g that?’ in a sexist series of comments about the political journalist.

He also called her a ‘little woman’ and asked: ‘Show me a single self-respecting man that would like to climb into bed with that woman, ever, ever, who wasn’t an Incel?’ 

A GB News source told The Mirror: ‘There was no firm offer but we are always open-minded to both left and right voices on the channel.’ 

Former Countdown star Vorderman, who had been at the BBC Radio station for five years, said she was ‘not prepared to stop’ venting her ‘strong beliefs’ on social media.

She added: ‘Consequently I have now breached the new guidelines and BBC Wales management have decided I must leave. We each must make our decisions.’

The BBC brought in new social media rules for its presenters following outrage earlier this year over Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker’s tweet which comparing the Government’s Rwanda policy to Nazi Germany.

These prevent high-profile stars from attacking political parties and individual politicians as well as weighing into controversial issues before elections or referendums. The rules apply when their show is on air and in a two-week window before and after.

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