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Monday, 27 September 2010

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No Place For A Scott

Former newsreader and one time Princess Diana look-a-little-likey, Selina Scott, will not be presenting a BBC documentary retracing the steps of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, who cashed his chips somewhere down the Antarctic in 1912.

Insiders claim that Scott had been approached to present the film about Scott, but had probably been pulled because she once presented a dossier to Beeb bosses complaining of sexism and ageism running rampant within the corporation.

Although neither Scott nor the BBC would comment to Skoob Entertainment News, our very own Buffty Ginslinger didn't hesitate to toss his opinion into the pork pie hat:

"Pointless," he declared. "We all know what happened to Scott, so why send another Scott down there? The insurance premiums would be colossal for an old bird like her anyway. I mean, for all we know, she might have dodgy knees or an arthritic hip or something. And anyway, she's a woman - the Antarctic's no place for a young woman to be, let alone an elderly one. Selina should be at home, wrapped in a blanket in a rocking chair. Knitting."

We also spoke to a BBC insider, who vehemently rubbished suggestions that the organisation was ageist or sexist. Bob Liberace, a set dresser told us:

"To say the BBC is ageist or sexist is patently ridiculous," he fumed. "I mean, you've only got to look at Pat Butcher in EastEnders to see that."

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