Viewers’ fury at jammed hotline
ANGRY viewers accused the BBC of a cover-up last night after thousands were unable to get through to a special complaints line after the phone prank.
Last night the BBC admitted taking 35,700 calls, but complainers had spent days trying get through.
The number swelled after the Daily Express revealed Ross was being paid £16,000 a day to do nothing.
Frances Blair, from Northern Ireland, had tried to ring over 30 times. “It has been engaged for two days.
“The real number of complaints must be 10 times what they claim it to be.”
She said the BBC was downplaying the row by making it difficult to get through.
SHADES OF CELEBRITY: Ordered off-air, Ross still enjoys all the benefits of a big pay cheque as revealed in the Daily Express yesterday, right