BBC apologise over pundits

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The BBC has apologised after viewers complained about “over-talking” by its commentary team at Wimbledon.

The corporation said its commentators, who included former players Tim Henman, John McEnroe, Pat Cash and Greg Rusedski, “added balance and insight where necessary”, but admitted some viewers were “unhappy”.

In a statement on its complaints website, the corporation said: “Views on our commentary are of course subjective and we do appreciate that over-talking can irritate our audience.

“We hope that across our coverage we have achieved the right balance and have accurately reflected the event, but we are of course sorry if on occasion you have not been satisfied.”

Viewers also logged on to the Points of View website to complain with an entire thread dedicated to Andrew Castle’s commentary.

One viewer said the former tennis professional turned broadcaster turned the tournament into a “light entertainment show” with constant references to celebrities in the crowd.