Julia Hartley-Brewer invites grid girls and butler to work on her show

Julia Hartley-Brewer invites grid girls and butler to work on her show

Julia's new team provided her with drinks

Friday, February 2, 2018

Julia Hartley-Brewer invited two grid girls and a "butler in the buff" to work on her show this morning, and asked listeners whether they thought she was exploiting them.

Our talkRADIO host did this after Formula 1 announced it would ban grid girls as it said it "does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms."

The move came after the Professional Darts Corporation revealed it would stop using "walk-on girls" to accompany players when they make their entrance.

Dressed in the outfits they'd usually wear at work, the grid girls were seen announcing which hour of the show it was and providing drinks for Julia.

talkRADIO's breakfast presenter said she'd included the butler in her new recruits for equality. "We don't do sexism here at talkRADIO," she explained.

But was she exploiting them by having them on the show in such outfits?

Twitter appears to think she wasn't, with users saying glamour doesn't hurt anyone and another claiming retail staff are more exploited than grid girls.

Take a look at the reaction below

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