BBC reporter Nick Robinson has apologised after drawing attention to Theresa May’s ‘thick make-up’ during the election count last night.
His comments were described as ‘borderline sexist’ by one viewer.
Robinson said, ‘Sorry if I offended some by talking about May’s thick make up but politics is about the personal and emotional not just stats and charts.’
Theresa May has said she will seek to push on in power, despite her party’s humiliating failure to secure a majority in the general election.
As the announcement of a hung parliament threw the UK’s political future into doubt, the Tory leader said that she had no intention of resigning.
Conservative former minister Anna Soubry said she should “consider her position” and called her election campaign ‘dreadful’.
Sorry if I offended some by talking about May's thick make up but politics is about the personal & emotional not just stats and charts
— Nick Robinson (@bbcnickrobinson) June 9, 2017
The Prime Minister, accepting victory in her constituency of Maidenhead, said: ‘At this time more than anything else, this country needs a period of stability.
‘And if, as the indications have shown and if this is correct that the Conservative Party has won the most seats and probably the most votes, then it will be incumbent on us to ensure we have that period of stability – and that is exactly what we will do.’