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Presenter Kay Burley taken off the air by SKY news

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Urmstongran Tue 08-Dec-20 23:04:44

She was replaced by another presenter this morning. She broke Covid rules by having a 60th pre-birthday bash with a dozen SKY colleagues in a London restaurant & then continued the party at her home.

She’s apologised profusely for ‘inadvertently’ breaching the rules.

SKY news say she won’t be back until next year.

Beth Rigby was there too. They’ve given a hard line to other rule breakers ‘are you going to resign over this?’ for similar breaches.

Wonder if she’ll resign? No, I don’t think so either ...

FannyCornforth Tue 08-Dec-20 23:08:59

That's absolutely appalling
(I've never liked her)

FannyCornforth Tue 08-Dec-20 23:10:17

Like Rita Ora and her ridiculous 'apology'.tchangry

Kate1949 Tue 08-Dec-20 23:14:09


Lucretzia Tue 08-Dec-20 23:21:30

I'm not keen on her

She made Peter Andre cry

I'm not a fan of Peter's particularly but I thought she was very cruel

So I won't miss her

And how stupid of her

Marydoll Tue 08-Dec-20 23:34:35

Double standards and an excuse of an apology. She said on Twitter that she inadvertently broke the rules.
She didn't inadvertently break the rules, she made a conscious decision to invite four members of the Sky News team back to her hom, thus knowingly breaking the rules.
She has lost all credibility as a journalist.

Ramblingrose22 Wed 09-Dec-20 00:45:46

I've never liked her so she won't be missed.
I suppose she thinks she wont' get covid because she's too important and well known.
And the people who accepted her invite are as stupid as she is.

Mamardoit Wed 09-Dec-20 04:53:48

Well she won't be able to lord it over anyone she interviews now will she.

Framilode Wed 09-Dec-20 06:24:33

Not only did she break the rules but she then travelled up to Coventry to interview the vulnerable first recipients of the Covid jab. It was only at the last minute when the news became public that she was called back to London.

I think it's a bit rich to say the rule breaking was 'inadvertent'.

NanaandGrampy Wed 09-Dec-20 09:27:47

I am so sick of so called 'celebrities' breaking the rules that the rest of us are keeping and then assuming saying' sorry' makes everything ok.

Rita Ora, Laurence Fox and now Kay Burley.

I totally agree Marydoll there was nothing inadvertent about it . It was all about me, me, me ! Many of us have had birthdays this year that went uncelebrated.

I hope they fine her !!

GrannyGravy13 Wed 09-Dec-20 09:32:55

Beth Rigsby was in the birthday party gang?
After the way they have gone on and on about folks breaking guidelines............

honeyrose Wed 09-Dec-20 09:36:45

Yes Kay Burley is sorry - sorry that she got caught! Same with Rita Ora and other self- important “celebs” who did similar things. Also very stupid and misguided of guests to attend these bashes - do they think they’re immune too?

SpringyChicken Wed 09-Dec-20 09:37:08

The only thing they are sorry about is that they were found out.

Jaberwok Wed 09-Dec-20 09:37:45

Never heard of this person, but Inadvertently?!!! pull the other one! How can you 'inadvertently' go to to a restaurant, have a party and travel without realising what you are doing is, umm, breaking lockdown rules. Saying sorry makes it all alright? I don't think so!

Jaberwok Wed 09-Dec-20 09:38:38

Exactly, SpringChicken!

lemongrove Wed 09-Dec-20 09:39:07

I can’t stand Burley or Rigby, the remote comes in handy the second they appear on the screen. Prime examples of interviewers/ journalists who believe they are more important than anyone they talk to on screen.

MayBee70 Wed 09-Dec-20 09:58:47

One of the best interviewers on tv imo. I’m very disappointed in her.

Pantglas2 Wed 09-Dec-20 10:02:34

The problem for her in future is that whenever she tries giving someone a hard time over a misdemeanour, they’ll simply reference her own. A bit like Jamie Carragher and footballers who spit.

Callistemon Wed 09-Dec-20 10:05:05

do they think they’re immune too?

They are so thin-skinned they think the virus won't be able to penetrate.

How could she have inadvertently broken the rules - if she doesn't know them then she is not fit to be a news journalist.

Callistemon Wed 09-Dec-20 10:05:52

Sorry - I did type thick-skinned but autocorrect, as usual, thought it knew best!!

Puzzler61 Wed 09-Dec-20 10:08:13

Unbelievable! Why are some supposedly intelligent people so irresponsible?? A harsh line has to be taken to make examples of these rule breakers and deter other people from doing such foolhardy things.

Anniebach Wed 09-Dec-20 10:13:19

She breaks the rules , gets an extended holiday and will be back in the studio next year .

henetha Wed 09-Dec-20 10:33:06

I don't enjoy criticising people and always try not to. But in this case I will make an exception. I am livid with these people who break the rules and then think an apology afterwards is o.k. It's not ok and they know perfectly well what they are doing. If they have enough money to pay any fines then I suppose some of them just don't care. It shows great arrogance in my opinion.
End of rant.

MayBee70 Wed 09-Dec-20 11:10:48

She did say that her party was COVID safe and all she did was go to a loo in another restaurant when waiting for her taxi (I have to sympathise with that). Has her story changed now?

Lucretzia Wed 09-Dec-20 11:14:15

The fact that she popped into another restaurant to use the loo is outrageous!!

Is that true?

How does she know her party was COVID safe?

Of course she doesn't know

Stupid woman.

Maybe this will be the time for SKY to ease her out.