FURY OVER TV STAR'S ACE TREAT; Kohli's tennis freebie.Byline: ALAN CARSON
in full British Broadcasting Corp.
Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927. bosses handed underfire Hardeep Singh Kohli Hardeep Singh Kohli (born 1969) is a Sikh writer, presenter, broadcaster and reporter of Indian descent from Scotland and working in the United Kingdom. Biography free Wimbledon tickets - just weeks after suspending him for pestering a colleague.
The One Show star was advised to take six months away from the programme in April after "stepping over the mark" with a woman researcher.
But just weeks later he was one of 20 BBC stars given complimentary passes to the tennis tournament.
Last night Labour peer George Foulkes accused the Beeb of legitimising inappropriate and offensive behaviour.
He hit out: "When tickets are lavished on someone who is suspended, it makes the BBC look like a laughing stock laughing stock
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"It also shows that the sanction they took was a token gesture."
Tickets for the latter stages of Wimbledon went for up to pounds 11,000 on the black market.
Kohli, 40, was given two tickets but it is not known if he attended the tournament.