Jay Rayner declines GB News appearance: ‘Would rather stick pins in my eyes'

Well then.

1/29/2022 9:40:00 AM

Talk about sitting on the fence...

Well then.

Jay wasn’t keen on calling into GB News (Picture: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images,)The food writer and critic Jay Rayner swiftly rejected the chance to go on GB News and discuss the late Barry Cryer, who died earlier this week.Tributes quickly flooded in for Cryer

, after his death, aged 86, was announced in Thursday, with many stars sharing fond memories of him.However, one person who wasn’t on TV to do so was journalist Rayner, who turned down a request to go onGB News.The broadcaster reportedly asked him to appear on their programme, to chat about the legendary British comedian, but he admitted he’d ‘rather stick pins’ in his eyes.

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Rayner usually has the right idea. Rubbishy channel with boring men blathering crap all day. Well done Jay. Good on him. Blimey, how would it be honouring someone like Barry Cryer to go on that channel? It's very telling that Gbeebies even had the cheek to ask.

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Shares Jay wasn’t keen on calling into GB News (Picture: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images,) The food writer and critic Jay Rayner swiftly rejected the chance to go on GB News and discuss the late Barry Cryer, who died earlier this week. Tributes quickly flooded in for Cryer , after his death, aged 86, was announced in Thursday, with many stars sharing fond memories of him. However, one person who wasn’t on TV to do so was journalist Rayner, who turned down a request to go on GB News . The broadcaster reportedly asked him to appear on their programme, to chat about the legendary British comedian, but he admitted he’d ‘rather stick pins’ in his eyes. In view of his 341k Twitter followers, he wrote: ‘Email arrives: would I go on @GBNEWS to talk about Barry Cryer? ‘I’m terribly sorry. I’ve just checked my diary and it appears I have to stay in and stick pins in my eyes.’ Barry Cryer’s death was announced on Thursday (Picture: PA) Fans were split over his response, with many in support, as one wrote: ‘I can’t admire Jay Rayner any more than I do!’ One wrote: ‘A truly delicious tweet served on a stone-cold plate of truth, with another sharing: ‘I think the late great Barry would approve.’ Someone else commented: ‘Perfect response, though please remove eyes and pins. However, one unimpressed user wrote: ‘Decent people would politely reply to the email saying they were unavailable.’ Email arrives: would I go on to talk about Barry Cryer? I’m terribly sorry. I’ve just checked my diary and it appears I have to stay in and stick pins in my eyes. — Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1)