McCririck: C4 changed course on reality show appeal

John McCririck has said Channel 4 encouraged him to go on reality shows like Celebrity Wife Swap and Celebrity Big Brother before his new racing bosses told him they had "lessened his credibility" to the audience.

Speaking ahead of his tribunal, the pundit said his former employer acted illegally when they dropped him from their racing coverage, accusing them of ageism in "freshening up" their line-up with younger broadcasters.

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McCririck 'panto style' criticised

A senior television producer suggested John McCririck should be dropped from the revamped Channel 4 racing line-up because his "pantomime" presenting was a distraction, an employment tribunal has heard.