Reggie Yates resigns from hosting Top Of The Pops Christmas specials after ‘fat Jewish guy’ slur

REGGIE Yates has stepped down from hosting Top Of The Pops after making a Jewish offence in a podcast interview.

The presenter will no longer front the Christmas specials of the music show after making “ill-considered remarks”.

 Reggie Yates has stepped down from presenting this year's Top of the Pops holiday special after making 'ill-considered remarks'
Reggie Yates has stepped down from presenting this year’s Top of the Pops holiday special after making ‘ill-considered remarks’

Last month, Reggie apologised after he referred to music managers as the “fat Jewish guy”.

Speaking to DJ Chuckie Lothian in an part of Halfcast Podcast, he said: “The thing that creates it good about this new era of (music) artists is that they ain’t signing to majors.

“They’re independent, they’re not managed by some pointless fat Jewish man from north west London, they’re managed by their brethren.”

At the time, Yates said: “I’m hugely apologetic for this sprightly comment.”

However, he has now tweeted a matter that he will no longer horde the BBC show.

Reggie said: “On a new podcast, during a contention about soil artists, we done some ill-considered remarks which have harm many people.

“I can see clearly that the difference we used reinforced descent stereotypes, and that there is no context that would clear such remarks.

“My comments are no thoughtfulness on how we truly feel, and we would like to apologize unreservedly to the Jewish community, people in the music attention and anyone else we have offended.

 He was due to horde the show with Fearne Cotton
He was due to horde the show with Fearne Cotton

“This has been, and continues to be a outrageous training knowledge for me, and on thoughtfulness we have taken the decision to step down from hosting Top Of The Pops this year.”

He was due to horde the show with Fearne Cotton.

A BBC orator said: “We take these issues very seriously and Reggie is in no doubt about the BBC’s perspective of his comments”.


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