Journalist and presenter Andrew Marr faces a new BBC “bias” probe over comments on the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral during his Sunday morning programme. Following the April 18 broadcast of the show, 234 complaints were lodged after the presenter told people not interested in Prince Philip’s funeral that they were “wrong”. The complaints claimed there was “bias in favour of the Royal Family family”.
As he went through the newspaper front pages, Marr told millions of viewers: "I say to anyone who is not interested in yesterday's funeral, two things.
"First, you're wrong. There's a lot to reflect on and a lot to learn.
"And second, avoid the Sunday papers."
It comes after the BBC had to open a special complaints form focused on viewers’ concerns over its coverage of Philip's death.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The broadcaster received a record 110,000 complaints about its coverage on the day Prince Philip died.
The institution had cleared schedules and replaced them with mirrored coverage on the royal death across BBC One, BBC Two and its 24-hour news channel.
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The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral procession (Image: GETTY)
In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, the general secretary of Labour Leave, Brendan Chilton, defended the coverage.
The Labour councillor said: "The BBC was absolutely right.
"Whatever you think of the BBC, it is the national broadcaster, so it is their duty to report on it.
"After all, he was the second most senior royal in the UK.
"He was an European royal, too.
"So it was right they observed this."Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer