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Beefeater
11-09-2010, 02:35 PM
Probably won't be able to get a job with FOX either

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x4608083

lp
227 (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-09-10 12:25 PM
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BBC presenter dropped because 'she was not young and pretty enough'



Source: The Guardian

A second Countryfile presenter axed from the BBC1 show was told by a member of the production team that she did not pass the "primetime test" because she "was not young or pretty", a tribunal heard today.

Charlotte Smith was one of four female presenters who were dropped from the rural affairs show when it switched from Sunday mornings to a new Sunday teatime slot last year.

She was giving evidence today at the tribunal in Holborn, central London, hearing an age discrimination complaint from Miriam O'Reilly, another presenter dropped from the show.


But I'll bet MessNBC has a spot for her, have you seen some of the bow wows they have on the air?