BBC And ITV Broadcaster John Inverdale Opens a Community Cafe For Pupils! Inspired By His Daughter For That?
BBC's very own John Inverdale has been labeled sexist in the past for his outrageous takes on TV. The father of two, despite all the controversies surrounding him, does very little to shed some light on his marriage to his wife.
The English TV commentator does something other than talking his way towards opening up a Community Cafe. Mr. John Inverdale helps pupils in Addlestone, a town in England, with the aid of representatives from Wooden Spoons Surrey, a children charity for rugby.
Being a family man has let his action speak louder than his words through the gift of compassion and a little helping hand towards opening the Wooden Spoons Community Cafe.
Was Community Cafe Inspired By Daughters Or Married Life With Wife?
59-year-old BBC commenter, John Inverdale who is also an honorary Wooden Spoon Surrey President, has helped the special needs Philip Southcote School on Friday, 21st October 2016, while being greeted by the head teacher, Mary Rome.
John Inverdale, though being a married man, didn’t bring his two daughters and wife to the event but surely would wish it the best at the opening.
Daughters were not the reason for helping the school nor his wife, but because he is the President of the foundation, he donated 20,000 pounds towards the construction and equipment of the Cafe. The Cafe will be a way of providing life skills and experience to the students of special needs.
John Inverdale as he cuts the ribbon to declare the cafe open on 21st October, Friday (Photo Credit: getsurrey.co.uk)
Names such as “Sexist” were given to him by his listeners after he allegedly insulted the Wimbledon ladies’ champion, Marion Bartoli, so John admittedly decided to remain silent during the opening of the cafe.
“I better not say anything further or I might get in trouble”
John may be taking his apology further helping those in need and the disabled. The commenter has taken his time and salary to show his right side by appearing as the honorary President of Wooden Spoons Surrey. John cuts the ribbon declaring the café open for business bringing smiles to those in need. In his comments he said,
"If you’re in the local area in November, pop down to Philip Southcote’s Wooden Spoon cafe for a morning cup of coffee and a freshly made cake.”
Finally, the day ended with a memorial gift to John from the pupils from Philip Southcote School, Addlestone, a cheque of 242.74 pounds that the students had worked hard to achieve and to offer as a thank you to Wooden Spoons Surrey for approving the grant.
John receiving the cheque as a thank you from the pupils (Photo Credit: getsurrey.co.uk)
Sadly, John is all too familiar with making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
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There are very few BBC personalities who land themselves in hot waters for their off-kilter commentary than John, who reportedly makes between $200 and 250 thousand in salary doing the same.
His brazen sexism has only worsened with time. At age 60, he has been called out in more than one occasion for his blatant display of sexism. One of his latest victims is tennis ace Victoria Azarenka, who was the receiving end of John's sexist remarks in July.
Reacting to the "most convincing service she’s had in a long time," Victoria uploaded a video of her sarcastically nodding on Instagram.
And about a year earlier in March of 2017, he was put on blast for suggesting that Kate Middleton didn't understand the basic rules of rugby. Likewise, in 2013, the Plymouth native caught flack for implying that tennis player Marion Bartoli wasn't as beautiful as starlet Maria Sharapova.
For all John's controversies, his wife Jackie has opted to stray far from controversies surrounding him. Not only his wife doesn't possess any social media but also has presented herself as a mystery personified.