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Carol Vorderman leaves BBC over new social media guidelines

Carol Vorderman says she has breached the BBC’s new social media guidelines, so is leaving BBC Radio Wales.

She has hosted Saturday mornings on the station for the last five years and says she is not prepared to lose her voice on social media, so is stepping down.

In a statement on X, Carol said: “The BBC recently introduced new social media guidelines which I respect.

“However, despite my show being light-hearted with no political content, it was explained to me that as it is a weekly show in my name, the new guidelines would apply to all and any content that I post all year round.

“Since those non-negotiable changes to my radio contract were made, I’ve ultimately found that I’m not prepared to lose my voice on social media, change who I am, or lose the ability to express the strong beliefs I hold about the political turmoil this country finds itself in.

“My decision has been to continue to criticise the current UK government for what it has done to the country which I love – and I’m not prepared to stop. I was brought up to fight for what I believe in, and I will carry on.

“Consequently I have now breached the new guidelines and BBC Wales management have decided I must leave. We each must make our decisions.”

A spokesperson for BBC Wales said: “Carol has been a presenter on BBC Radio Wales since 2018. We’d like to thank her for her work and contribution to the station over the past five years.”

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