Yentob Demands “Congratulations” as Lurid Rumours Swirl mdi-fullscreen

On Wednesday the BBC’s spin arm briefed Media Guardian that its creative director Alan Yentob had not tried to influence Newsnight’s investigation into scandal-hit Kids Company, of which he is chairman. Yet on Channel 4 News last night, Yentob admitted he did phone Newsnight staff before the programme aired. He still insists¬†“I don’t think I’ve abused my position in any way”.

In a bizarre interview, a heated Yentob said of sexual abuse allegations at Kids Company:¬†“I don’t believe them for one minute”. He then weirdly demanded Matt Frei congratulate him for his role in running a charity which has now collapsed in disgrace:

“Why don’t you say to me, congratulations Alan?”

Judging by this tweet from the Mail’s media editor…

… it must have been a very long day…

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