LONDON — David Dimbleby last night forced a member of the BBC Question Time audience to leave after the man repeatedly shouted over the panel, particularly Conservative minister David Lidington.
The audience member, who appeared to be Labour supporter, kept heckling the panel, telling them that the “Conservatives had lost the election.”
After he shouted “tax the rich” at new Conservative justice secretary David Lidington and interrupted pro-EU campaigner Gina Miller, Dimbleby was forced to eject the man, saying “Listen, I think you ought to leave, you know.”
The veteran presenter had attempted to silence the audience member, telling him “I know you have your views. You’re one person in an audience of 150, I don’t want you taking over this programme. He’s speaking, let him speak.”
Dimbelby’s decision to ask the spectator to leave was met with cheers and applause from the audience, who appeared relieved that the programme would no longer be interrupted.
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It is believed to be one of the first times that Dimbleby has been forced to eject an audience member.
Appearing on the panel alongside Lidington and Miller were Labour’s shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth, Daily Mail columnist Peter Oborne and SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford.
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