BBC News presenter Martine Croxall taken off air?

Posted on Monday 24th October 2022 by Johnnie Larkin
Martine Croxall BBC News Presenter

BBC News presenter Martine Croxall has been taken off air for a potential breach of impartiality rule, according to reports.

Martine was hosting the BBC’s Paper Review programme on Sunday night were she asked “Am I allowed to be this gleeful? Well I am!” following the news that Boris Johnson had pulled out of the race to become Tory leader and Prime Minister.

“BBC News is urgently reviewing last night’s edition of The Papers on the News channel for a potential breach of impartiality,” said the BBC.

“It is imperative that we maintain the highest editorial standards.

“We have processes in place to uphold our standards, and these processes have been activated.”

Martine joined the BBC in 1991 when she was a producer for BBC Radio Leicester. She was soon in front of the camera, presenting and reporting for East Midlands Today.

She then moved to London to work on Newsroom South East in 1997. Three years later, Martine moved to present the new, and short-lived, UK Today programme before joining the BBC News Channel.

Former culture secretary Nadine Dorries said on Twitter: “This lack of impartiality demonstrates how deep seated the bias is.”

It was announced just before 2.00pm on Monday that Penny Mordaunt withdrew from the leadership race making Rishi Sunak the new leader of the Tory party and the new Prime Minister.