Bill blast at Break­fast’s sex­ism row

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TELLY pre­sen­ter Bill Turn­bull has dis­missed the up­set over where his re­place­ment Dan Walker sits on the BBC Break­fast sofa.

The show was plunged into con­tro­versy over the seat­ing ar­range­ment of Louise Minchin, 48, and Walker, 39.

The Beeb was branded sex­ist when Walker was placed “cam­era left” de­spite hav­ing less ex­pe­ri­ence than Minchin, the show’s top fe­male pre­sen­ter.

He was placed in the spot on the fa­mous red sofa oc­cu­pied by his pre­de­ces­sor Turn­bull ( above).

But Turn­bull, 60, who left the show in Fe­bru­ary, said that his po­si­tion on the sofa had noth­ing to do with se­nior­ity.

Turn­bull said that “it had never, ever crossed my mind” that he had been put “cam­era left” dur­ing his 15 years on the show be­cause of his greater ex­pe­ri­ence.

He said: “It’s non­sense. The (no­tion that the) man is sit­ting on the left be­cause it’s a his­tor­i­cal, sex­ist pref­er­ence I just find bizarre.”

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