MP criticised for comparing Today programme interview with John Humphrys to entering the movie producers bedroom
Michael Gove has apologised following an outcry over an ill-judged gag comparing tough interviews on BBC Radio 4′ s Today programme to going into Harvey Weinstein’s bedroom.
The surrounding secretary said his” clumsy try at humor … wasn’t appropriate. I’m sorry and apologise unreservedly .”
He made the statements on a special edition of Today to mark the programme’s 60 th anniversary.
Asked by the presenter John Humphrys whether interviews on Today could induce politicians seem silly, Gove replied:” Well, I know what you mean. Sometimes I think that coming into the studio with you, John, is a bit like going to get Harvey Weinstein’s bedroom .”
The former Labour leader Neil Kinnock, who was being interviewed along with Gove, then added:” John runs route past groping- style past groping .”