BBC blasted for bias as Coronation Street actress who starred in I, Daniel Blake appears in Question Time audience


THE BBC has been slammed for bias tonight after a Coronation Street and leftie film actress appeared in the Question Time audience.

Kate Rutter, who appeared in I, Daniel Blake directed by Jeremy Corbyn’s pal Ken Loach, grilled Jo Swinson in the leader’s debate.

 Kate Rutter asked Jo Swinson a question during the debate

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Kate Rutter asked Jo Swinson a question during the debateCredit: BBC
 Kate plays DS Beckett on the long-running soap

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Kate plays DS Beckett on the long-running soap
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Viewers quickly pointed out their shock at seeing the 55-year-old, who also stars as DS Beckett on Corrie, after she questioned the Lib Dem leader.

Others blasted the Beeb for being biased towards Labour and Remainers.

One on Twitter said: “#BBCQuestionTime Kate Rutter paid to be there or a genuine audience contributor?”

“I hope that her contribution was a genuine one.”

Another added: “I have no time for Swinson but the question came from a professional left wing actress who appeared in I Daniel Blake.

“Proven BBC bias in the extreme.”

The BBC tonight confirmed Kate was in the audience.

Kate, who plays Ann in the notoriously leftie film, received an astounding applause from the crowd with her tough question.

I, Daniel Blake is a 2016 film about Tory cuts as a carpenter who is stripped of his benefits and forced to return to work.

She asked if Mrs Swinson regretted voting with the Tories during the coalition.

Mrs Swinson replied: “We did not get everything right”.

BBC was accused of bias during tonight’s leader debate.

One said: “I think that this audience is heavily biased towards Labour. If you look at the numbers cheering and clapping Corbyn it is more than half.”

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Another said: “It is clear & obvious this audience including Fiona Bruce are favouring Labour Typical #BBC showing its bias all over again-Disgusting.”

 Kate Rutter asked Jo Swinson a tough question about poverty and voting with the Conservative Party

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Kate Rutter asked Jo Swinson a tough question about poverty and voting with the Conservative PartyCredit: EPA
 This Twitter user said Kate Rutter appearing Question Time proved BBC bias

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This Twitter user said Kate Rutter appearing Question Time proved BBC bias
 One viewer said the QT audience was heavily biased

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One viewer said the QT audience was heavily biased

One added: “A very labour-friendly audience with sprinkle of SNP supporters!! The BBC bias strikes again. Just terrible!!”

On Tuesday night, Mr Johnson and Mr Corbyn had their first head-to-head fight of the election.

Viewers didn’t appear to cry bias when it came to questions from the audience.

The pair spoke at lengths about Brexit, despite the Labour boss dodging questions about his personal position.

Mr Corbyn took a swing at the PM, claiming he was going to put the NHS up for negotiation in trade talks with the US after Brexit.

The PM hit back raging that he would never put the NHS at risk saying: “Under no circumstances whatsoever would any Conservative government put the NHS on the table! Our NHS will never be for sale.”

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Mr Corbyn was laughed at by the audience when he claimed to tackle anti-Jew hate in the party.

Overall, viewers said Mr Johnson won the debate, according to a YouGov poll.

 This viewer thought Fiona Bruce was favouring Labour supporters

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This viewer thought Fiona Bruce was favouring Labour supporters
 This man blasted the BBC bias while watching Question Time

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This man blasted the BBC bias while watching Question Time
 This Twitter user claimed the audience was made up Labour supporters

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This Twitter user claimed the audience was made up Labour supporters
 This person question if Kate Rutter was paid to be in the audience tonight

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This person question if Kate Rutter was paid to be in the audience tonight
 This person Twitter seemed shocked Kate was in the audience

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This person Twitter seemed shocked Kate was in the audience
 One person on Twitter accused Fiona Bruce being biased

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One person on Twitter accused Fiona Bruce being biased
 This QT viewer said they believe the audiences are always made up of Labour supporters and Remainers

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This QT viewer said they believe the audiences are always made up of Labour supporters and Remainers
 Jo Swinson arrived to ahead of Question time with the BBC's Kamal Ahmed

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Jo Swinson arrived to ahead of Question time with the BBC’s Kamal Ahmed





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