UK 'needs more older female newsreaders'

Broadcasters have been urged to recruit more female newsreaders aged over 50 by a Labour MP.

The BBC recently found itself in trouble when Moira Stuart's sidelining by corporation bosses led to accusations of ageism.

Indeed, many respected broadcasters including Joan Bakewell, David Dimbleby and John Humphrys publicly spoke up for the newsreader when she lost her slot.

Walsall North MP David Winnick has therefore called on the body to redress the balance and put more over-50s on the UK's TV screens.

"I find it difficult to understand why women television presenters are considered no longer the right people to read the news when they reach a certain age," he commented.

Mr Winnick said this is particularly strange as this apparently does not apply to male broadcasters.

He said progress could be made if the BBC took a different attitude, as this would send out a powerful message about how older people play an important role in society.

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