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I’ll see you outside, Charlie

BBC Breakfast has become so bland that there is little in it that anyone could find annoying, but this morning the colourless Charlie Stayt managed it, in spades. A brief report on Glastonbury was topped off by the fact that the most popular performer was not some dire cloned heavy metal outfit, but Dolly Parton, who drew a bigger crowd than anyone else. When the piece was over, read by his colleague Naga Munchkin, the idiot Charlie chipped in, portentously, ‘And she’s 68 years old.’

Having celebrated yet another birthday yesterday, I found myself perched on the edge of my chair, shouting ‘So f*cking what?!?’ at the telly. I am against most things that end in ‘ism’, but ‘ageism’ is right at the top of my list. Here’s a suggestion for the Breakfast production team. For a couple of weeks, replace Charlie with Ken Dodd . . . ‘And he’s 86 years old.’ . . . and see what happens to the viewing figures.


Categories: General
  1. Shirley Gash
    June 30, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I totally agree, what does it matter how old DP is, she is fab and still has that fabulous voice, age is a number which I for one tend to ignore!!!X

  2. Diana
    July 1, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Couldn’t agree more. I wish I had half her get up and go. Mine got up and went a long time ago. By the way, belated Happy Birthday.

  3. big jim
    July 11, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    When I worked in the trade union movement the one ism that the far left never felt was an issue was ageism. They felt it Ok to make comments that if they had been made towards any other minority would have caused howls of outrage.

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