Pointless host Richard Osman says 'I'll never be silenced' amid BBC ...

RICHARD OSMAN - who hosts Pointless with Alexander Armstrong - has insisted he will "never be silenced" while responding to new BBC boss Tim Davie's announcement about cracking down on staff posting their views on social media due to impartiality concerns.

PUBLISHED: 17:51, Fri, Sep 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:52, Fri, Sep 4, 2020

Pointless host Richard Osman, 49, has cheekily addressed the BBC’s new Director-General Tim Davie’s crackdown on staff sharing their opinions on social media. Tim said in his first speech at the company that the BBC had to focus on impartiality to address accusations of bias from politicians.

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He told staff: “If you want to be an opinionated columnist or a partisan campaigner on social media then that is a valid choice, but you should not be working at the BBC.”

However, Richard jokingly insisted his views on certain subjects cannot be suppressed.

The BBC star shared an article about the Director-General’s comments and spoke out on a controversial biscuit debate.

Richard mischievously wrote in view of his 957,000 Twitter followers: “I will never be silenced. 

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Richard OsmanRichard Osman says 'I'll never be silenced' amid BBC impartiality concerns (Image: GETTY•BBC)

Tim DavieTim Davie announced a crackdown on BBC staff sharing their opinions on social media (Image: GETTY)

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“Jaffa Cakes are biscuits.”

Fans took to the comments section of Richard’s funny tweet to share their thoughts on his argument about the popular British snack.

One person wrote: “Where do you stand on the Great British Debate? #JamFirst #CreamFirst.”

Another added: “If that is the case, why aren't they called ‘Jaffa Biscuits’?”

 

Richard OsmanRichard Osman hosts Pointless with Alexander Armstrong (Image: GETTY)

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