The Shadow Culture Secretary complained the organisation was guilty of applying double standards.
Speaking at the Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention, she said: “It’s fine for Jeremy Paxman to go grey and grow a beard, but not for a woman.”
Referring to women at the BBC, she added: “Something seems to happen when they reach their 50th birthday.
“It’s like the viewer needs to be protected from the sight of them.
“Here we are in the 21st century, yet you see everywhere the old-fashioned TV format of an older man teamed up with a glamorous younger women.”
The glamorous young woman gets the job because she is young and glamorous. The old guy gets it because he is old and has gravitas.
The young guy does not because he is not old and has no gravitas: the old woman does not because she is not young and glamorous.
Now, if the young women did not get the job for having perky tits and luscious lips then fine, complain about there being no old bags. But since they do …….