BBC director general Tim Davie axes Nish Kumar’s The Mash Report in victory in his war against woke lefties

BBC boss Tim Davie has axed The Mash Report in his war on woke lefties.

Sources close to the director-general said he felt the genre needed a radical overhaul as it was too biased against the Tories and Brexit.

Mr Davie, 53, vowed to tackle left-wing comedy when he took over last summer — and he has acted by ditching the satirical show fronted by Nish Kumar, 35.

A source said: “This will be music to ears of telly fans.

“For four series, viewers have sat through Nish’s ‘comedy’ with an undoubted left-wing spin.

“Tim promised tough measures — and he has stuck to his guns.

“The Mash Report is no more and there won’t be many people mourning it.”

Andrew Neil, as a Beeb political presenter in 2018, described the BBC Two show as “self-satisfied, self-adulatory, unchallenged left-wing propaganda”.

He also claimed that Have I Got News For You was on “its last legs”.

The Mash Report creators were told at the time of Mr Davie’s appointment to find a better balance of targets, than “digs at the Tories”.

The BBC confirmed the programme has been shelved to “make room” for new shows.

‘Finally a reason to laugh’

Ally Ross

FINALLY a reason to laugh at BBC Two’s The Mash Report. It has been axed.

A cause for celebration among people who love genuine comedy rather than the nasty, preachy, self-righteous left-wing version that’s been hiding behind “satire” for years.

It is to the credit of the BBC’s director-general Tim Davie that he has made good his promise to tackle the bias of comedy.

I hope he now metes out exactly the same treatment to all those other satirical shows that have forgotten their job is to make people cry with laughter, not applaud in agreement.

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