Dan Walker slammed by viewer for election jibe (Image: BBC•GETTY)
Dan Walker, 43, was slammed by a viewer on social media for his comments about wanting to move up the general election to today, so there will be no more “apathy, fewer voters and less of a mandate.” The presenter has spoken previously about the lies and deceit surrounding the world of politics, and seemed to be fed up of it all.
Recall all MPs from interviews and photo opportunities. This is getting ridiculous. Let’s just have the election tomorrow and save ourselves another day of all this
The row stemmed from a tweet by BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire, of a clip from an interview on her show with Labour MP Jon Ashworth.
Yet another scandal hit the headlines on Tuesday after a private conversation between Jon and Conservative activist Greg Barker, was leaked.
The party member was apparently recorded secretly on the phone, where he said the situation for Labour is “dire,” a comment he insisted was “banter with a friend.”
Jon later apologised to party leader Jeremy Corbyn, for the situation that was branded “embarrassing” by viewers.
With one day to go before the polls open for the first Christmas general election since 1923, it’s clear the public are getting frustrated with the back and forth jibes.
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Dan Walker seemed fed up with the political tricks ahead of the general election (Image: TWITTER)
Dan Walker had to explain his sarcastic joke to an irate fan (Image: BBC)
Dan appeared to feel the same way, as he also weighed in on the conversation.
In a post to his 599, 100 Twitter followers, he shared his thoughts on Jon's remarks.
“Recall all MPs from interviews and photo opportunities. This is getting ridiculous. Let’s just have the election tomorrow and save ourselves another day of all this,” he said with a rolling eye emoji.
But despite Dan’s honesty, one viewer hit back at the presenter with a sarcastic comment.
The fan implied that Dan was happy to “turn off” from the election, snapping: “Genuinely pleased for you if you don't have to live with the consequences of political outcomes, and can wish it all away; but please have care, and consider those who do.”sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice