BBC BANKSY COLLARED
Big name star fesses up to foul-mouthed lav graffiti
AMYSTERIOUS VANDAL dubbed “the BBC Banksy”, responsible for a spate of obscene graffiti at Broadcasting House, has been identified as a senior female newsreader. The famous face, whose name has not been revealed, apparently owned up to scrawling four-letter graffiti about her colleagues in toilets at the £1 billion news centre. The presenter, 53, was collared after caretakers made notes of when the obscene words and images appeared, later cross-referencing that information with who was reading the news onscreen at the time. A BBC source told us: “It transpired that only one member of the frontline current affairs team could possibly have been responsible for the graffiti.” doodles The abusive marker pen doodles began to appear in the Ladies’ toilets on the fourth floor at Broadcasting House in January, and continued with increasing regularity despite efforts to bring the culprit to book. Beeb bosses were forced to spend thousands of pounds of licence payers’ money having lavatory cubicles repeatedly repainted to cover up offensive messages about staff in the Current Affairs department, including: D Dimbleby’s cock smels of cheese
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When confronted with the incriminating evidence, the newsreader in question, who used to present a popular monthly crime detection show, immediately accepted responsibility for the vandalism. safesearch
A spokesman for BBC DG LORD HALL told us: “To her credit, she immediately put her hands up and admitted her guilt. When asked to explain her actions she looked at her shoes and muttered that she didn’t know.”
“The culprit was told to stay behind after the 10 O’clock News and scrub the toilet walls clean,” continued the spokesman. “As far as the Director General is concerned, this matter is now closed.” He confirmed that no further action is to be be taken against the star in question, and that she will continue to read the news regularly and carry out her other presenting duties, including on a popular Sunday teatime antiques valuation roadshow.
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