Vanessa Feltz hits out at ‘woke warriors’ trying to ‘do down’ UK – ‘Won’t do any favours’

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The TV broadcaster passionately declared that she was “proud” and “grateful” to be British in a discussion with Dan Wootton on his Tonight Live slot on GB News. In response to a viewer’s question on what she thought about “woke warriors” in the main street media who “constantly talk our country down,” Ms Feltz said: “I think anyone who talks our country down whether they are woke or non-woke probably doesn’t do anyone any good. I am very proud to be British. I am very grateful to be British.

“My family are Jewish refugees from all over the world that found sanctuary in this safe country.”

The TV star studied English literature at Trinity College Cambridge, before going on to build a hugely successful career in the media.

She has appeared on numerous TV shows, including the Big Breakfast and Vanessa, as well as taking part in Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity Big Brother.

Ms Feltz added: “I couldn’t be more grateful to this country for the welcome, the background and the education and the love I feel from this country.

“Therefore anybody woke or non-woke who talks this country down won’t find favour with me.”

It comes as the latest viewing figures show GB News reached 3.7 million viewers in the four weeks to July 11.

This compares to 12.6m for the BBC, 8.4m for Sky News and 4.6m for Sky Sports News.

However, GB insiders insist that the channel is resonating with younger audiences in particular who consume their news predominantly through social media.

Head of digital and presenter Rebecca Hutson told Press Gazette that GB News was essentially a “digital media business that has a TV channel attached”.


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“We know that traditional linear consumption has really changed, ” she explained.

“People don’t sit at home for three hours and watch a show.

“Instead they want to snack on the best bits for them on the platforms that they’re already using.

“So that’s why we publish natively across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and we tailor the content specifically for the platform that it’s on so we’re pretty agnostic in terms of how the content looks and feels across the different destinations that we have and the website.”

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