Ex-BBC journalist is set to become a household name as Downing Street adopts US-style news conferences.
“I’m never going to recover from that now am I?”
BBC Newsnight revealed a ‘reasonable worst-case planning assumption’ on Friday which warned there could be up to 81,000 excess Covid deaths before next March.
The presenter sparked controversy with a speech addressing the backlash the government aide had received over his conduct during lockdown.
The corporation previously ruled that an episode of Newsnight focussing on the scandal had breached its impartiality guidelines.
Durham Police said the PM's aide could have been guilty of a “a minor breach” when he visited Barnard Castle to test his "eyesight".
Some had wrongly concluded she'd been stood down after the BBC ruled the show had breached impartiality guidelines.
The broadcaster ruled her Newsnight monologue about the Dominic Cummings saga had breached impartiality guidelines.
The corporation said that "staff have been reminded of the guidelines" following a review.
"It perfectly sums up the nation's increasing anger," one person wrote on Twitter.
Newsnight is a daily BBC Television current affairs programme which specialises in analysis and often robust cross-examination of senior politicians. Jeremy Paxman was its main presenter for over two decades and the show is now hosted by Evan Davis, Emily Maitlis and Kirsty Wark