Gary Lineker post about Grant Shapps appears to breach BBC guidelines, says chairman candidate Samir Shah | UK News

Gary Lineker’s social media post about Defence Secretary Grant Shapps appears to breach BBC guidelines, the government’s candidate to be the corporation’s next chairman has said.

Speaking to MPs at a pre-appointment hearing, Samir Shah said he did not think it was “helpful” that the presenter had signed a letter calling for the end of the government’s Rwanda scheme.

He said: “As far as I’m aware, the signing of the letter did not breach those guidelines.

“But the more recent tweet in which he identifies a politician does, on the face of it, seem to breach those guidelines.

“I’m not sure how egregious it is but I imagine the BBC is looking into it and considering its response.”

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