Lord Digby Jones slammed the BBC presenter in a tweet claiming she “spoiled” the BBC Olympics protection as a result of she didn’t pronounce her “g”s on the finish of a phrase.
Talking out, the TV broadcaster, 36, declared she was happy with her accent and her working class London roots in a response on Twitter on Friday.
The proud London born star wrote wrote: “I’m from a working class household in East London, Poplar, Tower Hamlets & I’m PROUD. Happy with the younger woman who overcame obstacles, and happy with my accent! It’s me, it’s my journey, my grit.”
She added: “A fast one to any younger children who could not have a sure sort of privilege in life. By no means enable judgments in your class, accent, or look maintain you again. Use your historical past to jot down your story. Hold striving, preserve shining & don’t change for anybody.
“Tweets like this simply give me the vitality to maintain going See you tomorrow.. dwell on BBC child.”
With no qualms of calling the Lord out, she reposted the unique tweet on Twitter.
Lord Digby Jones criticised the TV star on social media in a slew of tweets.
He wrote: “Sufficient! I can’t stand it anymore! Alex Scott spoils a very good presentational job on the BBC Olympics Group along with her very noticeable incapacity to pronounce her ‘g’s on the finish of a phrase. Opponents are NOT collaborating, Alex, within the fencin, rowin, boxin, kayakin, weightliftin & swimmin.”
He added: “She’s scorching on the heels of Beth Rigby at Sky the Residence Secretary for God’s sake! Can’t somebody give these folks elocution classes? I worry that it might be aped by kids alongside the traces of the usage of the moronic interrogative initially brought on by “Neighbours”; on behalf of the English Language…..Assist!”
Followers gave their unwavering help to the BBC presenter praising her presenting expertise.
Among the many sea of feedback, one wrote: “You’re amazin! Actually doing an excellent job. Ignore the trolls.”
Others added: “By no means apologise for being from London. By no means apologise for sounding like most Gooners. You’re proper to be proud, you have been an amazing footballer and now you’re an amazing presenter. Hold being you x.”
“Alex – you’re doing an amazing job. I believe we’d all welcome a interval of everlasting silence from Digby, no matter his accent.”