Piers Morgan blasts BBC over 'very strange decision' to axe Victoria Derbyshire Show

Mail Online | 1/23/2020 | Rod Ardehali For Mailonline
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Victoria Derbyshire issued a rallying cry in the wake of her award-winning BBC Two show's shock cancellation, telling viewers: 'We are still here, we won't give up.'

Mrs Derbyshire, who is one of the broadcaster's highest earners pocketing around £215,000-a-year, opened Thursday's programme by insisting: 'We are still here telling your stories and covering the issues that are important to you in your life.'


Adding: 'And do you know what? We don't give up.'

The daytime TV show's cancellation was revealed by BBC Media Editor Amol Rajan yesterday who cited soaring costs as a reason for the broadcaster wielding the axe.

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Despite pulling in an average of just 250,000 viewers, the show has won praise for tackling a wide range of important issues including the Windrush scandal, knife crime, facial recognition technology, domestic abuse and home-grown terrorism.

Mrs Derbyshire also won an army of fans documenting her breast cancer treatment and remission in a series of frank pieces highlighting her difficult road to recovery.

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The acclaimed journalist's husband Mark Sandell also swung in to support of his wife, taking the BBC to task in a heartfelt Facebook post this morning.

The fellow journalist wrote: ‘Can you come up with a daily TV show that breaks stories, does investigations, serves an audience usually ignored by BBC News, and celebrates diversity in all its forms?

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The decision also shocked Good Morning Britain Hot Piers Morgan, who slammed the BBC over its 'very strange decision' to axe it from the morning schedules.

Piers also suggested the decision, which has been greeted with anger by viewers, is because the broadcaster is having to tighten its belt amid a series of ongoing gender pay gap disputes.

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Calling Mrs Derbyshire a 'superb journalist', he tweeted: 'Surely the BBC isn't now finding the cash to pay for its gender pay fiasco...
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