Bungling BBC chief accidentally sends private email to staff blasting Vanessa Feltzs

first_imgHowever, this didn’t happen, as the details were leaked to the press.A source told The Sun there was a “lot of giggling” when the email was sent round.The annual review says: “When we launched Vanessa’s breakfast programme, we were aware we would have to find the right balance between her skills and the much tighter format.”We reduced the number of stories (fewer, bigger, better) and tried to create more time for her personality and interaction, but it still felt constricted and lacking personality.”Vanessa loves a long interview…but it’s a constant battle to get her to suit the pace of breakfast”. A BBC spokesperson said: “We regularly review our output.“Vanessa is an award-winning presenter whose programmes have consistently delivered strong listening figures over many years.“She is an asset to the station and we have every confidence in her.”Figures show 161,000 people a week listen to her show on BBC London, down from 208,000 the previous year. A BBC chief has accidentally published disparaging comments about well-paid presenter Vanessa Feltz, who is the second best-paid woman on the broadcaster’s payroll.In a confidential memo accidentally emailed to staff, it is said Vanessa Feltz lacks the personality to front her show.It also says it is a “constant battle” for the presenter to keep up with the pace of news.The embarrassing mistake was made by Station editor David Robey, who thought he was sending out a new television trailer, but instead was publishing the star’s annual review.After realising, he implored staff to delete it without reading it.Here is how much her best-paid colleagues makecenter_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img

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