Gender equality | BBC hired woman presenter because of 'pressure from the top'

BBC hired woman presenter because of 'pressure from the top'

Former BBC Radio 2 DJ Simon Mayo has claimed the BBC hired Jo Whiley as his co-host because of pressure to have more women in daytime shows.

Speaking to the Radio Times, Mayo said that he was told would be getting a co-presenter on his 5pm-7pm slot by his agent. He said that he specifically asked for it be Whiley, as the pair already knew each other.

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