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Reggie Yates stands down from ‘TOTP’ after podcast comments

By | Published on Tuesday 5 December 2017

Reggie Yates will not co-host this year’s Christmas editions of ‘Top Of The Pops’. Which reminds me, they still do Christmas editions of ‘Top Of The Pops’. What fun!

Apparently Reggie Yates has co-presented the BBC’s festive ‘TOTP’ outings in recent years, presumably as a special treat for all those people who have particularly fond memories of the latter years of the old pop music telly show. Which, at last count, was no one. So, I assume not too many people will be too disappointed by Yates standing down this time.

He has decided not to participate in the festive ‘TOTP’ specials following his recent appearance on a podcast in which he bigged up the current generation of new artists for being “managed by their brethren” rather than some “fat Jewish guy”. That latter remark was not especially well received.

Discussing the fallout that followed said podcast, Yates – again apologising for his choice of words – said on Twitter: “This has been, and continues to be, a huge learning experience for me, and on reflection I have taken the decision to step down from hosting ‘Top Of The Pops’ this year”.



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