Miriam O'Reilly
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Former BBC woman Miriam O'Reilly claims age 'bias'

The former Countryfile presenter Miriam O'Reilly has taken the BBC to an employment tribunal claiming she was dropped from the programme on the basis of her age and looks.

She was a regular on the programme before it moved to a peak time slot on BBC One. The producer of the programme said the decision to replace her was based solely on the need to pick the best presenter for the role.

  • 10 Nov 2010