Ex-BBC DJ: Ding Dong decision process 'patronising'

The former BBC Radio 1 DJ Simon Bates told ITV News the corporation's handling of the Ding Dong record situation sounded "pretty patronising":

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@smoothbreakfast Hi Simon, do you feel the Radio 1 chart show is in a difficult position with this Ding Dong song? What should they do?

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Ding Dong song No2 in chart

'Ding Dong! the Witch is Dead' failed to reach number one in the official singles chart despite a campaign to promote the song in the wake of Margaret Thatcher's death. The song, which is from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, reached number two.