At last. BBC controller Jay Hunt went on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning to defend the axing of Carol Thatcher from The One Show for describing a black tennis player as "a golliwog".
Hunt made several points. She claimed Thatcher's remarks were "totally inappropriate"; were said in front of 12 people; were made in a BBC green room, which Hunt said was a BBC workspace; and she was given an opportunity to make a full apology but declined saying her remark was a joke. Hunt said Thatcher could and would work for other parts of the BBC but not The One Show.
A robust defence and a contrast to yesterday when John Humphrys said no-one from the BBC was prepared to go on the programme to discuss the affair.