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The BBC’s Alex Scott has slammed a peer who criticised her accent during the Olympic coverage as she says she’s ‘working class and proud.’

The former Arsenal star, 36, came under fire from Lord Digby Jones, a former Government minister, who suggested she needed “elocution lessons.”

The peer in the House of Lords said: “Enough! I can’t stand it anymore!

“Alex Scott spoils a good presentational job on the BBC Olympics Team with her very noticeable inability to pronounce her ‘g’s at the end of a word.

“Competitors are NOT taking part, Alex, in the fencin, rowin, boxin, kayakin, weightliftin & swimmin.”

But Ms Scott slammed the former minister, responding to the tweets: “I’m from a working class family in East London, Poplar, Tower Hamlets & I am PROUD.

“Proud of the young girl who overcame obstacles, and proud of my accent! It’s me, it’s my journey, my grit.’

She said: “Use your history to write your story. Keep striving, keep shining & don’t change for anyone.”

The 36-year-old added: “Tweets like this just give me the energy to keep going. See you tomorrow.. live on BBC baby.”

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