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Mock The Week’s Dara O’Briain Takes On Criticism Of Show For Being ‘Too Left-Wing’

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Mock The Week’s Dara O’Briain Takes On Criticism Of Show For Being ‘Too Left-Wing’


Dara O’Briain has dismissed criticism that Mock The Week is ‘too left-wing’.

The stand-up star and presenter defended the comedy panel show by insisting comedians were busy “fighting” for laughs on the show.

Speaking to the PA Media agency, Dara said: “When a story pops up on Mock The Week, no-one is going, ‘How can I bend this to an agenda?’

“You’re going, ‘What’s the gag? What is the joke here? Where can I find the joke?’”

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He added: “There is no meeting… The idea that they sit me down with Huw Edwards and Gary Lineker and (children’s presenter) Mr Maker, and we have a meeting.”

Dara’s comments come after it was reported new BBC director general Tim Davie was considering axing a number of comedy shows to tackle perceived bias.

Along with Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week has faced complaints about its jokes about the Conservatives and Brexit.

Tory MP Ben Bradley also recently said: “In recent years lots of BBC comedy shows are just constant left-wing rants about the Tories and Brexit. If the BBC is to truly represent all licence fee payers, that needs to change.”

Panel show regular Aisling Bea was among those who spoke out against the reported plans, tweeting last month: “Comedy about the party who is in charge of the country & at a time when everything is clearly going so bloody well MUST BE STOPPED. Communist-edians Out!”

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