‘Question of Sport’s UNWATCHABLE now!’ Peter Purves blasts BBC axing ageing presenters

The 83-year-old appeared on the ITV news programme to discuss whether it’s ageist to axe Steve Wright from his BBC Radio Two weekday show after almost 24 years. It comes after the station’s boss told Steve they wanted to “do something different” with the mid-afternoon slot. However, Peter told Good Morning Britain viewers these changes “don’t seem to work” and hit out over the BBC’s decision to replace Sue Barker with Paddy McGuinness on Question of Sport last year.  

Speaking to Good Morning Britain hosts Susanna Reid and Ed Balls, Peter fumed: “Often these changes don’t seem to work. 

“You’ve got to look at the lovely Sue Barker, she has been wonderful on the tennis and she apparently said she is standing down so we won’t be seeing her there. 

“But it happened when she left Question of Sport – look what happened there. 

“I mean I find the programme unwatchable now and I think it’s a great shame.

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source: express.co.uk