Have I got sexism for you

Frostrup accuses panel show

Have I Got News For You has been accused of ‘disgraceful’ sexism.

Broadcaster Mariella Frostrup has complained that women are only invited on to be mocked by the ‘testosterone-driven’ team captains, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

Frostrup has been on the show twice, but thinks she should have been on more often, claiming she is a ‘very suitable’ candidate.

However, feminist Germaine Greer, who has regularly appeared on the programme, hit back: Mariella might ask herself why they asked her on in the first place. She's not known for being amazingly witty, is she?’

Here is Mariella on the show in 1994:

Published: 13 May 2008

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