The Beeb admitted the programme ‘did not meet’ its standards of impartiality, and Emily Maitlis did not front Wednesday’s show the following night.
She was replaced on the episode by journalist Katie Razzall but insisted she ‘asked for the night off’.
GW: I distinctly read on Twitter yesterday that Maitlis wasn’t replaced? I thought that this must be a bit of ”spin” after all the uproar around how she acted during the Cummings interview. About time the BBC was properly called out for their ongoing bias. I used to watch Newsnight & enjoy it when Paxman presented it. It went downhill after he left. The Friday one with Kirstie Wark was OK for a while.