Could a female presenter join BBC’s Question Time?

Maria Miller MP, the chair of the parliamentary women and equalities select committee, has called on the BBC to appoint a female host for Question Time. To date, the show has only been presented by men.

As reported in The Guardian this week, Ms Miller said: “There’s a great opportunity for the BBC to use their existing women presenters.” She suggested Emily Maitlis would make a ‘fantastic’ follow-up act to David Dimbleby, who will leave the show later this year.

BBC Front Row host Samira Ahmed has openly put herself forward for the role on Twitter:

The BBC may actually bow to public pressure; it’s still sore over last summer’s equal pay scandal. A female presenter in this highly prestigious role could be seen as a step in the direction of fairness.

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