Comedian Jon Holmes claims he was axed from BBC Radio 4 for being “white and male”.
The broadcaster, who has appeared on The Now Show for 18 years, was contacted by the corporation and claims he was told by bosses that they were “recasting it with more women and diversity”.
The 47-year-old tweeted the news this week, poking fun at Jeremy Clarkson by saying he “didn’t even punch a producer”.
“Sad to announce I’ve been axed from @BBCNowShow as ‘we want to recast with more women and diversity’ Tsk. And I didn’t even punch a producer,” he told fans.
Speaking out about the BBC’s decision not to renew his contract, he wrote in The Mail on Sunday: “Should I, as a white man (through no fault of my own), be fired from my job because I am a white man?