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GB News producers allegedly resorted to "booking their own parents" to get guests on its shows.
In a report about the channel The New Statesman quotes one producer as saying: “People just put the phone down,” meaning they had to rely on “the same low-rent guests rather than people with any particular expertise”.
The publication's report continues: "Several times a day, insiders told me, a producer would attempt to book someone, only to be told they’ve just been on a different GB News show. One presenter told me that producers had taken to booking their own parents."
"Someone will say, ‘My mum’s got a view on this.’ ‘Has she? Is she free?’ That’s happened at least twice,” the unnamed producer allegedly told the magazine.
It comes as GB News approaches its first anniversary after a chaotic year on air. The channel had some teething problems - to put it mildly - and it was plagued with prank calls, technical difficulties, advertising boycotts and Andrew Neil deciding he had had enough pretty early on.