Armando Iannucci and Nish Kumar are among the celebrities to speak out against government plans to abolish the BBC licence fee in 2027.
“I know that it feels like absolutely everyone hates the BBC right now, and there are good reasons for that, but ending the licence fee is bad news.”
“For those kicking the BBC right now… you will miss it when its gone……” added Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden.
Instead, the UK should “discuss and debate new ways of funding, supporting and selling” television programmes, Dorries argued.
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