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BBC women 'close to walking out' over Humphrys' pay gap remarks

The Times / Business 16 sources

Female BBC presenters are considering a mass walkout over John Humphrys' leaked remarks on the gender pay gap, it was reported last night. Staff were said to be “incandescent” over the taped comments made by the Today programme presenter…

BBC 'deeply unimpressed' after John Humphrys' joke with Jon Sopel about Carrie Gracie's pay

BBC bosses are said to be "deeply unimpressed" after two of its top presenters were recorded joking about the gender pay gap.

Just joking: John Humphrys defends remarks on BBC gender pay gap

Today broadcaster had come under fire for leaked comments to colleague Jon Sopel sparked by Carrie Gracie’s BBC campaign

BBC 'deeply unimpressed' over Carrie Gracie pay jokes

BBC / UK

Presenters John Humphrys and Jon Sopel were reportedly recorded joking about the gender pay gap.

John Humphrys is impartial on equal pay, BBC rules, amid outcry over Carrie Gracie comments

Telegraph

The BBC has said John Humphrys will continue to present segments on Equal Pay - because the broadcaster does not feel his comments, in which he was accused of "mocking" his colleague Carrie Gracie, showed a lack of impartiality. The…

John Humphrys denies off-air wages comments were attack on Carrie Gracie

Daily Express / News

RADIO broadcaster John Humphrys has said comments made in an off-air chat about equal pay were "nothing to do" with the campaign by Carrie Gracie after he was criticised for making light of the situation.

BBC will not discipline John Humphrys over gender pay gap jokes

The Guardian

Corporation says Today presenter’s leaked off-air comments did not contravene its editorial code as newsroom anger grows

John Humphrys Jokes About BBC's Gender Pay Gap With Jon Sopel After Carrie Gracie Quits

BBC presenters John Humphrys and Jon Sopel are facing a backlash after mocking the gender pay gap that has divided the broadcaster.

John Humphrys blasted by female BBC colleague for joking about gender pay gap with pal

Mirror Online

Women’s Hour presenter Jane Garvey said comments made by Humphrys revealed what women are "up against" at the BBC

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Jan 12

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Daily Express open event

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Jan 12

BBC 'deeply unimpressed' over Carrie Gracie pay jokes

BBC / UK open event

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Jan 11

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Mastermind is about one person under the relentless pressure of a ticking clock so try timing yourself and in two minutes, a good contender would get about a dozen right. Good luck!