Beth Rigby ‘pulled off Sky News’ as Adam Boulton brands colleagues ‘morons’

Sky News presenter Beth Rigby has been "pulled off air" after breaking lockdown rules at Kay Burley's 60th birthday bash.

The Sky political editor, 44, has been axed alongside Kay Burley, north of England correspondent Inzaman Rashid and presenter Sam Washington, The Sun reports.

This comes after Sky star Adam Boulton retweeted a message from a raging viewer branding the presenters "morons".

The furious tweet read: "Look at the state of Sky News. The morons spent all summer preaching to us and now look at them!

"After illegally going on a bender, they were going to go to a hospital to put lives at risk!"

Kay apologised for breaking the rules as she shared a statement on social media.

She tweeted: "Evening everyone. On Saturday night I was enjoying my 60th birthday at a Covid compliant restaurant. I am embarrassed to say that later in the evening I inadvertently broke the rules."

"I had been waiting for a taxi at 11pm to get home. Desperate for the loo I briefly popped into another restaurant to spend a penny. I can only apologise", she added.

It's believed that Kay and nine others celebrated her birthday at the Century Club in Soho, London.

Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan addressed the rule break on the ITV show.

He said: "I want to start with this – these are people we know, friends of ours, they're caught up in a story.

"And I think it's only reasonable that we should at least mention this, that over at Sky News, Kay Burley, the morning show anchor, and Beth Rigby, the political editor, and various other members of the Sky News team, they have all been accused – it has been reported and hasn't been denied – that they broke the lockdown rules to celebrate Kay's 60th birthday."

He also said: "My view would be – and I'm sure Kay's view would be if she was talking about this, which she isn't at the moment – is that we should be held to account, in my opinion.

"In exactly the way that we hold politicians to account because if we're going to hold people's feet to the fire, we've got to make sure that we live up to the same standards."

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