But she will not follow the example of her sports minister Tracey Crouch who refused an interview bid from Today after a leaked recording suggested Humphrys did not take an equal pay row seriously.Tracey Crouch (left) has refused to be interviewed on the BBC's flagship Today programme after John Humphry's (right) has failed to apologise for joking about Carrie Gracie's BBC gender pay gap warnings Humphrys is said to be offering to take a third pay cut to try and ease an explosive row over a gender pay cap.
Theresa May will not join a boycott of John Humphrys on the BBC's Today programme, Downing Street insisted today.The Prime Minister's spokesman said setting pay was a matter for the BBC, adding Mrs May wanted to see equal pay for men and women.Despite having always wanted to be Sports Minister, the FA-qualified football coach was hesitant to accept the role when David Cameron offered it to her after the election in 2015.She told him she had had a miscarriage during the election campaign, then aged 40, that had ‘changed my priorities in life’.Asked if Mrs May would match the boycott, her spokesman said Ms Crouch had not done so.
He said: 'Her department has put out a statement making clear the issue was not boycotting the programme.'She spoke to a number of journalists including the BBC.' Asked if Mrs May would be interviewed by Humphrys, he said: 'She has been interviewed by him before.'The spokesman confirmed Mrs May would do so again in future.Another MP who was asked to appear on Today told producers she would consider it, but wanted to express her annoyance about Humphrys' comments.'When they told me it would be him interviewing me, I just laughed,' said the MP, who then refused to go on.Former Tory Cabinet minister Nicky Morgan said Miss Crouch's decision would make her 'think twice' about being interviewed by Humphrys.However, she began working as a researcher for a Tory MP before working in public relations where she held several roles, including head of public affairs for Aviva.She was then elected as the MP for Chatham and Aylesford in 2010 – becoming the first Conservative to win the seat.Has she ever stopped to think that he may just be taking the mickey, or is that not allowed any more.'According to the Guardian, one guest who appeared on Today claimed a figure at the radio programme had said it was struggling to attract senior women.