Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Tony Hall claimed that 92 percent of BBC personnel have been forced to work from home due to the lockdown and broader coronavirus-related restrictions.
Hall, whose resignation was announced in January, is expected to formally step down as director general in the summer.
Despite the damage inflicted on the state broadcaster by the pandemic, Hall still maintained that British people have “turned to the BBC in their droves” in recent weeks.
However, the outgoing director general did not provide any evidence to support his sweeping claims.
Halls’ unsubstantiated claims stand in stark contrast to a solid body of evidence that the British public is profoundly disillusioned with the BBC and are calling for the license fee to be either scrapped or substantially reduced.