BBC newsreader Jane Hill has come out as gay

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BBC newsreader Jane Hill has come out as gay in an article in the corporation’s in-house magazine. The 40-year-old presenter revealed she was living with her partner Sara and their dog Mavis in an interview with Ariel. The couple have been together for about a year.

“Everyone has known for years that Jane is gay,” a colleague told the Daily Mail. “She hasn’t made a secret of it at the BBC and although she has had other girlfriends over the years, this one seems to be the one.”

Ironically, the same paper also ran a comment piece by journalist Richard Hill which was headed: ‘Male fans of news reader Jane Hill, brace yourself for disappointment’ – just months after jan Moir landed them in hot water for her damning dissection of Stephen Gayely’s death.