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GB Information’ Simon McCoy has a message for critics after the shaky first week

GB News presenter Simon McCoy has urged critics to go easy on the young broadcaster after an unfortunate week at the start, littered with technical problems, poor press and Ofcom complaints.

Simon – who left BBC News earlier this year to present his own show on GB News – has urged the station’s critics to release it six months ahead of schedule.

“Hello. Please assess us in six months,” he tweeted on Thursday evening. “The audience is there – and supported. We improve every day. It’s a start-up.”

He added, “Thank you for your patience. If you don’t want to watch … don’t. Sticks and stones. “

Hello. Please assess us in six months. The audience is there – and supported. We improve every day. It’s a start-up. Thank you for your patience. If you don’t want to watch .. don’t. Sticks and stones. @GBNEWS

– Simon McCoy (@SimonMcCoyTV) June 17, 2021

In subsequent tweets, he also pointed out that Sky News faced similar issues on its first launch, having worked there at the time:

When Sky was first up there were huge technical problems.

– Graham Palmer (@ gjp12775) June 17, 2021

I know I was there. At that time – fortunately – very few were able to watch because there weren’t many satellite dishes.

– Simon McCoy (@SimonMcCoyTV) June 17, 2021

I was there when it started in 1989. Believe me, they had similar problems in the beginning. Check it out now.

– Simon McCoy (@SimonMcCoyTV) June 16, 2021

After getting several presenters from GB News to read names like “Mike Oxlong” and “Mike Hunt”, Simon urged those involved to “grow up” as he addressed viewers live earlier this week.

“I’m just saying something because if you’ve seen the newspapers, if you’ve seen Twitter, some people find it really funny to send texts and messages on the basis that when we read them we had it”, he said.

“And you still do and I watch them and it doesn’t help anyone.”

GB newsSimon McCoy at GB News

Simon continued: “To the person who was just written to… grow up! We’re a new company, we’re a new broadcaster, there are systems we put in place that would keep idiots like you from getting through.

“You’re coming through at the moment, but … please? We have other worries. “

Unfortunately for GB News, that didn’t put an end to the pranks, and one comedian even managed to see a video of his bare bottom during a live interview with Laurence Fox.

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