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Mock The Week’s Katherine Ryan explains why she left the show and beat ‘pedestal feminism’

Mock The Week panelist and comedian Katherine Ryan explained why she decided to abandon the BBC2 show, hosted by Dara Ó Briain.

He had a recurring place in the panel of the satirical current affairs program between 2012 and 2015 and talked about his time on his podcast, telling everyone.

The show is known for never having as many female guests as males (usually there was only one a week and now there are two), and therefore since there were limited slots for women in the show, Katherine did he felt guilty for taking one.

“I love Mock the week “he said.” I love Dara, I think that show provided a platform for so many British comedians.



Katherine said her hair and wardrobe are under surveillance when she appears on TV, but it’s not the same for her male peers

“But I had to stop doing it because I knew that every time I was booked on that show I was removing food from another woman’s mouth.

“I never took James Acaster’s place, I never took Ed Gamble’s place on that show, I’ve always been 100% of the time taking a job away from one of my peers.

“I thought, ‘OK, I had my time on this show, and now I have to give it to someone else.’



Mock The Week always had only one female panelist per show, who recently grew to two women

“As much as I enjoyed doing it, it really helped me open a new audience, I loved going there and playing with all the other comics.

“But I couldn’t do it just for that fact -” No, Mock the week he has no problems with women, look, Katherine Ryan is on the show. ”

“Nuh uh. ‘And now look, they will leave two of us in the same week!'”

He went on to say that he didn’t have the same privileges and coverage as the male stars of the show, adding, “I wasn’t allowed to walk around, except once. And they always made me sit in the same chair.

“Remember, we would always be on the right, in the middle, in case what? One of us has menstruation? Did he have some protection against leaks?”

She went on to say that she still misses concerts now because the producers think she will be too “heavy female” and have even been asked to wear her hair so that it looks “less severe”.

“I’ve had my wardrobe combed by people with zero fashion editorial experience to make sure they like what I’m wearing,” she said.

“Do you know that most men just have to bring something clean? And half the time they can’t even handle it.”

MirrorOnline contacted a representative for Mock The Week for comment.

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