Fearne Cotton hits back at critics and ‘bullies’
Presenter slammed over BBC jubilee coverage
FEARNE Cotton has hit back at criticism of her part in the BBC’s coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Her tweets came after the BBC received 2,400 complaints from the public about some of the live broadcasts.
Footage of the river pageant with its “inane” commentary and coverage of Fearne and singer Paloma Faith discussing a jubilee-theme sickbag were criticised.
Fearne wrote: “People who sit lazily and judge others will never grow.
“Grown men who slag me off in articles/online are huge bullies. I love my job and wouldnt be doing it if i wasnt any good at it.”
The 30-year-old even personally tweeted one member of the public after he wrote: “You were pretty rubbish on the Pageant day, love. And if you can’t see why, then maybe you should find a new career...”
Fearne, who has a show on BBC Radio 1, replied: “Right this is what I’m talking about. YOU=bully. Take a look at yourself. I have been working non-stop for 15 years thank you.”
Since the broadcasts, the BBC has said it has “taken on board” criticism, but added there had been an appreciation of the service it provided.