Vanessa Feltz accuses Anne Robinson of ‘racist’ remark throughout Weakest Hyperlink superstar particular

Vanessa Feltz accuses Anne Robinson of constructing ‘racist’ remark about her relationship with singer Ben Ofoedu throughout filming of Weakest Hyperlink superstar particular in 2006

  • Host alleged to have requested broadcaster: ‘How do you land massive black boyfriends?’
  • The second wasn’t included within the closing lower which was broadcast on tv
  • Feltz known as it ‘racist’, ‘utterly inaccurate’ and ‘in each means unsuitable’
  • Robinson was this week named as the brand new host of Channel 4 quiz Countdown 

Vanessa Feltz has accused Anne Robinson of constructing a ‘racist’ remark throughout an look on a star model of the Weakest Hyperlink some 15 years in the past.

The broadcaster claims the quiz present host, dubbed the Queen of Imply for her slicing quips in direction of contestants, overstepped the mark once they appeared on display collectively in 2006.

Robinson is alleged to have commented on Feltz’s relationship with Anglo-Nigerian singer Ben Ofoedu, asking her: ‘Trying the best way you do, how do you assume you land all these massive black boyfriends?’

Vanessa Feltz has accused Anne Robinson of constructing a ‘racist’ remark throughout an look on a star model of the Weakest Hyperlink some 15 years in the past. Pictured: The broadcaster on the present in 2006

Robinson is alleged to have commented on Feltz's relationship with Anglo-Nigerian singer Ben Ofoedu, asking her: 'Looking the way you do, how do you think you land all these big black boyfriends?'

Robinson is alleged to have commented on Feltz’s relationship with Anglo-Nigerian singer Ben Ofoedu, asking her: ‘Trying the best way you do, how do you assume you land all these massive black boyfriends?’

The second wasn’t included within the closing lower which was broadcast on TV, with Feltz branding it ‘racist’, ‘utterly inaccurate’ and ‘in each means unsuitable’.

She advised the Mirror: ‘It was fairly a startling factor to be advised in the midst of an enormous auditorium with an enormous viewers and plenty of different contestants and an enormous crew. It wasn’t a non-public, whispered comment in the bathroom, it was a part of an unlimited tv present.

‘I did not elevate it with anybody afterwards as I knew from my response that it could not be used.’

Her claims have been backed up by fellow contestant on the time, drag act Dave Lynn, who stated he was left ‘horrified’ by the alleged outburst.  

The row has come to gentle simply days after Robinson was broadly criticised when a resurfaced Weakest Hyperlink clip emerged wherein she shames a single mom for being on advantages and asks if her kids have ASBOs. 

Unearthed footage exhibits the TV presenter, 76, who hosted the present from 2000 to 2012, goading a contestant known as Ann about her kids, claiming advantages and divorces.

Robinson, who at one level requested whether or not lots of Ann’s kids have ‘tags on their ankles’, was branded ‘disgusting’ and ‘merciless’ by viewers.

The clip re-emerged on social media after Robinson was introduced as the primary feminine presenter of the long-running present Countdown, however Feltz, 58, who now lives with Ofoedu, 48, in St John’s Wooden within the capital, insists she does not need the host to be sacked from her new function.

The row has come to light just days after Robinson was widely criticised after a resurfaced Weakest Link clip emerged in which she shames a single mother for being on benefits and asks if her children have ASBOs

The row has come to gentle simply days after Robinson was broadly criticised after a resurfaced Weakest Hyperlink clip emerged wherein she shames a single mom for being on advantages and asks if her kids have ASBOs

Nevertheless, the alleged incident was described as ‘clear racism’ by campaigner Weyman Bennett.

Channel 4, which named Robinson the brand new Countdown host earlier this week, insists it has set out ‘a brand new and clear dedication to be an anti-racist organisation’.

She takes over from Nick Hewer, who’s stepping apart having occupied the hotseat for a decade.

The Mirror studies that C4 declined to remark and Robinson’s representatives didn’t return requests for a response.

MailOnline has additionally approached representatives for remark. 

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