Anger after 'hardcore huntress' shoots goat on Scottish island

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A Scottish government minister has called for an end to the hunting of wild goats on Islay. Mike Russell was responding to social media posts showing American TV presenter Larysa Switlyk posing beside dead goats on the island. Ms Switlyk, who describes herself as a "hardcore huntress", hosts the Larysa Unleashed programme. Mr Russell, who is the local MSP for the area, told BBC Scotland that the images were "horrific". He said he had contacted Scotland's environment secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, to call for goat hunting to be "stopped immediately" on the island.


Goat kill hunter attacks 'ignorant people'

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An American TV host who sparked anger after shooting a wild goat on Islay has criticised "ignorant people" who sent her death threats on social media. Larysa Switlyk, who presents the Larysa Unleashed programme, posted pictures of herself posing with the dead goat on a hunting trip to the Scottish island. The hunt was legal - but sparked outrage on social media. The thousands of replies sent to Ms Switlyk included some calling for her to be killed. Ms Switlyk is understood to have been in Scotland a month ago, but only posted the pictures of the dead goat on Tuesday.


This BBC weather presenter just busted out a total mic drop of a pun

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Admittedly it's probably not all that easy to squeeze humour into a forecast, but some presenters -- particularly British ones, it seems -- have nailed it. There's Channel 5's Sian Welby, who went viral for her pun-filled forecasts, and Channel 4's Liam Dutton, whose casual ability to pronounce the longest place name in Europe delighted the internet. That tweet has since been shared over 18,000 times.


TV presenter Dale Winton dies aged 62

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TV presenter Dale Winton, who hosted Supermarket Sweep, has died at the age of 62, his agent has said. He died at his home earlier on Wednesday, his long-term agent Jan Kennedy said in a statement. He presented a wide range of shows, including Family Fortunes and the BBC's lottery show In It To Win It. Fellow TV presenter Davina McCall described him as a "lovely, warm, kind, sensitive, generous soul with a touch of naughty!" TV presenter Paddy McGuinness said: "Back in the day Supermarket Sweep was the programme to watch." Boy George said he was "shocked" to hear of the death and described Winton as "a sweet man".


Which of these men is the UK's favourite breakfast TV presenter?

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If the results of a new poll are to be believed, the UK's TV watchers prefer waking up with a man than with a woman. In a Radio Times list of the 20 best UK breakfast television presenters "of all time", the top five have one thing in common - they're all blokes. TV veteran Eamonn Holmes comes out on top, ahead of Johnny Vaughan, Piers Morgan, Dan Walker and Bill Turnbull. Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid is the highest ranked female presenter, coming in at number six. Holmes, the highest ranked male, received more than seven times more votes than Reid.