DJ Sacked for Pulling Plug on ‘Boring’ Queen’s Talk



A British radio presenter has been sacked after he pulled the plug on Queen Elizabeth II’s traditional Christmas Day speech, telling listeners it was “boring.”

Tom Binns has lost his job at Birmingham radio station BRMB after a number of listeners complained over his interruption of the monarch’s traditional December 25 broadcast to UK and the Commonwealth. “Two words: Borring,” he said on air as he stopped the broadcast, before quipping “from one Queen to another…” as he put on “Last Christmas” by pop duo Wham, featuring openly gay singer George Michael. Binns explained “I was working on my own on Christmas Day; I’d even had to let myself into the studio. After the guy before me finished, we should have taken the news from Sky, and then my show would start,” he said. “But instead of the news, we got the Queen’s speech. I knew it shouldn’t be there, but having never heard it before, I didn’t know how long it was going to go on for.”

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