Alex Scott hits back at former minister's criticism of her pronunciation during Tokyo Olympics coverage

Alex Scott hits back at former minister's criticism of her pronunciation during Tokyo Olympics coverage

7/31/2021 3:34:00 PM

Alex Scott hits back at former minister's criticism of her pronunciation during Tokyo Olympics coverage

The BBC presenter spoke out after ex-House of Lords member Digby Jones tweeted that she 'spoils a good presentational job... with her very noticeable inability to pronounce her 'g's at the end of a word'.

Alex Scott has hit back at a former government minister after he criticised her pronunciation during her coverage of the Tokyo Olympics.The BBC presenter spoke out after ex-House of Lords member Digby Jones tweeted she"spoils a good presentational job... with her very noticeable inability to pronounce her 'g's at the end of a word".

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"Enough! I can't stand it anymore!" the former Labour trade minister wrote on Twitter."Competitors are NOT taking part, Alex, in the fencin, rowin, boxin, kayakin, weightliftin & swimmin."Image:Digby Jones was trade minister under former prime minister Gordon Brown

Enough! I can’t stand it anymore! Alex Scott spoils a good presentational job on the BBC Olympics Team with her very noticeable inability to pronounce her ‘g’s at the end of a word.Competitors are NOT taking part, Alex, in the fencin, rowin, boxin, kayakin, weightliftin & swimmin headtopics.com

— Lord Digby Jones (@Digbylj)Scott, a former Arsenal and England footballer, directly addressed the criticism as she spoke proudly about her east London background.Advertisement"I'm from a working class family in East London, Poplar, Tower Hamlets & I am PROUD," she tweeted.

"Proud of the young girl who overcame obstacles, and proud of my accent! Read more: Sky News »

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Does anyone in sport have to put up with more bs from men than Alex Scott? Man's right innit. I hadn’t noticed. I probably took notice of the intelligent and inciteful coverage rather than middle aged white men finding reasons to be offended. Cheers though. 👍 I fink that’s wrong It’s a g thing 👍 He never mentioned her accent.

We're getting increasingly sensitive these days, it's a nothing story. She isn’t a great presenter when all said and done My grip, not necessarily with Alex, is when something becomes somefink. Tell them to go do one and leave Alex alone It is bad though. Get Dr Henry Higgins to fix her

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It’s called being a snob, I bet the minister also trawls through tweets correcting everyones spelling and grammar. Maybe the bbc can reduce the number of presenters of Olympics by 75%. Thereby saving money which can go on producing better drama programmes and removing the huge amount of repeats. Her name is Scott NOTJones. FFS get things right!

Has he heard the Home Secretary with her pronunciations?! I agree with him, it sounds very unprofessional What’s the score Merse Gillinum niw Birnimum niw

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