Alastair Stewart swipes at Carol Vorderman BBC sacking as he wades into social media row

Alastair Stewart swipes at Carol Vorderman BBC sacking as he wades into social media row

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Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 10/11/2023

- 11:40

The BBC Radio Wales star breached new guidelines set out by the corporation

GB News icon Alastair Stewart has shared his thoughts on the recent news Carol Vorderman is to leave her position at BBC Radio Wales.

After the corporation introduced new rules regarding its employees' use of social media, Vorderman stated she was "not prepared to lose my voice" and that "BBC Wales management have decided I must leave".

Vorderman is no stranger to causing controversy with her outspoken social media posts - whether it be attacking Rishi Sunak and branding him a "liar" or teaming up with other leftie celebs to try and influence political votes among followers.

Sharing his thoughts on the entire saga, Stewart took to X, formerly Twitter with a simple one-sentence-long verdict.

In a brilliant put-down of the entire ordeal, Stewart mused: "Odd when the BBC is said to have sacked someone who you didn’t even know worked for the BBC."

It didn't take long for several of his followers and fellow X users to echo the legendary broadcaster's sentiment.

"I thought that," one follower penned in response while a second simply put: "Brilliant words"

A third lauded: "Love that coming from a true broadcaster, thank you @AlStewartOBE. She isn’t fit to tie your shoelaces."

"Very odd indeed," added a fourth while a fifth added to the discussion: "I wondered about that."

Stewart isn't the only GB News alum to have shared their thoughts on Vorderman's departure in recent days with Stephen Dixon weighing in during Thursday's Breakfast.

Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman "breached" the BBC's social media guidelines


After he and Isabel Webster debated whether or not it's time for Gary Lineker to follow in Vorderman's footsteps, Dixon said: "I just think celebrities should keep their mouths shut.

"The problem is, whether you agree with Carol or not or whoever it may be, they shape minds - but what do they know about politics or situations that you don't? Nothing, frankly.

"They tend to be very well-off, not living a lifestyle that most people in the country are so I think celebrities should stop saying things."

Following Vorderman's exit statement, a spokesperson for BBC Radio Wales said: "Carol has been a presenter on BBC Radio Wales since 2018.

"We'd like to thank her for her work and contribution to the station over the past five years."

Vorderman took to Instagram on Thursday to share a tearful video addressing the reaction she's received from fans since the announcement.

"I've just got home from as you might imagine a busy day and I want to say from my heart thank you I am overwhelmed by all of your support, it's just extraordinary," she told her followers.

"You know we're all in this together and we will, absolutely will, make it right. Because you, are b*****y marvelous. You are."

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