Emily Maitlis replaced for Newsnight episode after Cummings remarks

Posted by on May 27, 2020 2:07 pm
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Katie Razzall will step in after BBC reprimands host over ‘breach of impartiality rules’

Emily Maitlis was replaced as host of Wednesday night’s episode of Newsnight by another member of the programme’s team after BBC bosses reprimanded her over a monologue in which she attacked the government’s handling of Dominic Cummings’ lockdown trip to Durham.

News bosses at the corporation said the BBC2 programme’s lead presenter breached impartiality rules with her opening remarks on Tuesday night. She had been due to host the show on Wednesday night, but the Newsnight reporter Katie Razzall presented it instead.

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