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Alastair Stewart to leave ITV News.

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BM11


rdobbie and richard h gave kudos
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
I was expecting Alastair to leave sooner than later given his reduced role in recent years, but it’s very sad it’s ended this way. He was always passionate on Twitter about the need for TV news to remain impartial especially in our politically charged times. I will miss his presence on ITV News greatly.
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Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Hellfire. What a mistake to make. It will be a shame to see him go but if he's done something like that then he has to go.
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Parker
If you read his backstory on Private Eye he seems to be a bit of a handful - to say the least.
..."at the first sign of danger my pussy's hairs stand on end" Betty Slocombe 27/05/1975
nigel and Lou Scannon gave kudos
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BM11
Hellfire. What a mistake to make. It will be a shame to see him go but if he's done something like that then he has to go.

The culture war arguments have started on twitter.
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Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I don't use Twitter that much.
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BM11
I don't use Twitter that much.

I only use it to retweet stuff and to look at tweets.
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richard h
BM11 posted:




That explains why some were saying the tweet was from 2018 then if he used that quote more than once
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Inspector Sands
Wow. What an end to an otherwise distinguished career.

Not the first person who has lost their reputation and job because of a moment of stupidity on social media, and he won't be the last
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JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
“A very good night to you”.
@JamesWorldNews | #StayHomeSaveLives
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
If you read his backstory on Private Eye he seems to be a bit of a handful - to say the least.


He lives near me. I see him out and about, in fact being a non viewer of ITV News, I probably see more of him 'for real' than on the telly! He's a larger than life character, a shame it's ended like this, I remember him popping up for the first time on Southern's Day by Day almost 40 years ago. I think that was his first broadcasting gig?
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Newsroom
I'm gutted at this. He was reading news when I was a kid and teenager and also a colleague when I went to work for London News Network. He hasn't a racist bone in his body. This was an absolutely innocent mistake, yet unfortunately in the climate we live in, keyboard warriors will pick up on anything and turn it into something it totally isn't.

One of the greatest careers in television news, marred by one mistake.

Will miss him!
Please excuse any typing errors. I am on my third butterfly keyboard (Mac). An update is due the minute what I want is released. Smile

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