Cotton hits back at jubilee critics

Western Telegraph: Fearne Cotton has hit back at criticism of her TV presenting skills during the jubilee Fearne Cotton has hit back at criticism of her TV presenting skills during the jubilee

Fearne Cotton has hit back at criticism of her part in the BBC's coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Her tweets come after the broadcaster received 2,400 complaints from the public about some of the live broadcasts, in particular footage of the river pageant with its "inane" commentary, camera angles and sound quality, and a sequence in the coverage which saw Fearne and singer Paloma Faith discussing a jubilee-themed sickbag.

The Celebrity Juice star wrote: "People who sit lazily and judge others will never grow. They'll never take a look at themselves or feel content. Shame so many do."

In another tweet, she said: "Grown men who s**g me off in articles/online are huge bullies. I love my job and wouldnt be doing it if i wasnt any good at it.

"I'm a positive person who believes in treating people kindly. I don't understand the mentality of others who think differently."

She added: "I'm from a working-class family and have worked hard to get to where I am today. Others will just sit and do nothing but judge."

The 30-year-old even personally tweeted one member of the public after he wrote: "You were pretty rubbish on the Pageant day, love. And if you can't see why, then maybe you should find a new career..."

Fearne, who has a mid-morning show on BBC Radio 1, replied: "Right this is what I'm talking about. YOU=bully. Take a look at yourself. I have been working non-stop for 15 years thank you."

In response to some Twitter critics claiming they had the right to an opinion on her presenting, she added: "In my last few tweets I have not said people can't have an opinion. Opinions are one thing, outright bullying is another. VERY different."

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4:08pm Fri 8 Jun 12

The Cater Wood Creeper says...

if there'd been nothing to moan about, people would have moaned.

Illegitimi non carborundum
if there'd been nothing to moan about, people would have moaned. Illegitimi non carborundum The Cater Wood Creeper

5:45pm Fri 8 Jun 12

In Absentia says...

It's the BBC's fault for trying to turn the weekend into one long episode of The One Show. Too many presenters were simply out of their depth.
It's the BBC's fault for trying to turn the weekend into one long episode of The One Show. Too many presenters were simply out of their depth. In Absentia

8:29pm Fri 8 Jun 12

juanbbien says...

The only thing that presenters want to do in what ever context is to try and crack a funny and to get the interviewee giggling along like Bloody school children,you can't get a serious comment or discussion.
The only thing that presenters want to do in what ever context is to try and crack a funny and to get the interviewee giggling along like Bloody school children,you can't get a serious comment or discussion. juanbbien

9:40pm Fri 8 Jun 12

chavfreezone says...

i didn't watch tv for the whole weekend the whole thing had me reaching for the sickbag. Viva the republic.
i didn't watch tv for the whole weekend the whole thing had me reaching for the sickbag. Viva the republic. chavfreezone

9:40pm Fri 8 Jun 12

chavfreezone says...

i didn't watch tv for the whole weekend the whole thing had me reaching for the sickbag. Viva the republic.
i didn't watch tv for the whole weekend the whole thing had me reaching for the sickbag. Viva the republic. chavfreezone

9:41pm Fri 8 Jun 12

chavfreezone says...

i didn't watch tv for the whole weekend the whole thing had me reaching for the sickbag. Viva the republic.
i didn't watch tv for the whole weekend the whole thing had me reaching for the sickbag. Viva the republic. chavfreezone

9:41pm Fri 8 Jun 12

chavfreezone says...

i didn't watch tv for the whole weekend the whole thing had me reaching for the sickbag. Viva the republic.
i didn't watch tv for the whole weekend the whole thing had me reaching for the sickbag. Viva the republic. chavfreezone

7:53am Sun 10 Jun 12

ponderman says...

Come on cotton, the coverage was trite to say the least, dumbing down gone mad, you could'nt make it up. Stick to what you 'know' that trashy show with that lemon keith on itv2
Come on cotton, the coverage was trite to say the least, dumbing down gone mad, you could'nt make it up. Stick to what you 'know' that trashy show with that lemon keith on itv2 ponderman

7:56am Sun 10 Jun 12

ponderman says...

chavfreezone wrote:
i didn't watch tv for the whole weekend the whole thing had me reaching for the sickbag. Viva the republic.
we heard you the first time, you unpatriotic arse
[quote][p][bold]chavfreezone[/bold] wrote: i didn't watch tv for the whole weekend the whole thing had me reaching for the sickbag. Viva the republic.[/p][/quote]we heard you the first time, you unpatriotic arse ponderman
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