BBC says sorry for Fighting Talk incident

Comments made on BBC Radio 5 live’s Fighting Talk by panelist Bob Mills at the weekend have resulted in an apology from the BBC.

bbcradio5liveThe live show, which was held in front of an audience in Liverpool as part of the station’s Big Day Out, discussed ‘curing’ Clare Balding of homosexuality.

Five complaints were received after Mills said “there is not a woman in the world who cannot be cured”.

He was chatting to presenter Colin Murray when he said “The one thing Clare appreciates is a bit of power between her thighs.

“All I am saying is, there is not a woman in the world who cannot be cured”.

In a statement, a BBC spokeswoman said: “Fighting Talk is a live programme and on this occasion we got it wrong.

“The Defending the Indefensible item was inappropriate and as such we have removed this short section of the programme from iPlayer.” she added.

Posted on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 2:34 pm by RadioToday

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