Opponents of the licence fee believe the case for scrapping the £159 charge has been turbo-charged by the corporation’s handling of the debacle.
Lineker also described support from BBC colleagues and friends as 'beautiful'
It is a ritual that I have followed ever since my father weekly rented a black and white Bush television and coaxial cables were strung up our terraced street in early 1970s Dublin.
Well, tough luck, girls.
Alan, it’s great to be here,
I just need to clear up and wanted to say how upset we were (for) all the audiences who missed out on last weekend,
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