Mail mauls Chris Moyles
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Mail mauls Chris Moyles

After Sachgate and John Barrowman revealing himself to the nation, Chris Moyles is now on the receiving end of the Daily Mail’s BBC baiting ire. The controversial jock has apparently suggested that Poles make good prostitutes.

The BBC has defended the presenter saying that he was merely poking fun at stereotypes and that his comments were misinterpreted. According to the Telegraph, the BBC have received thirty-two complaints about the remarks, the Mail put it at around ninety-five in all. More remarkably perhaps, the comments were made on the morning of November 19 on Moyles’ breakfast show and it’s taken the newspaper until now to pass comment.

Moyles, who earns £650,000 a year for presenting the show, said: "I've always found in my experience prostitutes make very good cleaners, and their ironing, brilliant.” He added: 'I just find if you're Polish you're just very good at ironing… and prostitutes…..very good also at fixing cars, so hopefully that's not going to give me a problem in the car department."

Jan Mokrzycki president of the Federation of Poles in Great Britain said: "This is another man making stupid remarks not knowing what he is talking about. I would be very happy if the BBC asked him to apologise. People are organising a petition about those comments and we would support them in it," he added.

Last night, a BBC spokesman said: ‘Chris was poking fun at ridiculous and unfair stereotypes, and making a nonsense of generalisations based on nationality. "At no point did he say that Polish people were involved in prostitution – he separately joked that prostitutes were good at fixing cars and ironing."

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0 0 413 04 December, 2008 Industry News 12:30 pm 200812 Thursday, December 4th, 2008

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