Victoria Derbyshire says young people are ‘grateful’ she uses TikTok to cover war

Appearing on The One Show on Monday night, Victoria Derbyshire explained how TikTok has helped her reach young audiences experiencing war reports for the first time. The star said the social media platform helped her report calmly and well informed

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Victoria Derbyshire discusses TikTok war report

Victoria Derbyshire explained how TikTok allows her to report on recent world events ‘calmly’.

The broadcaster, 53, credited the video-sharing app for allowing her to keep people updated on Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine in a ‘non-sponsorary’ and informative way.

Appearing on The One Show on Monday night, the former I’m a Celebrity singer… Get Me Out Of Here! The star revealed all about her reporting techniques and what works well when it comes to horrifying news.

“So I started making videos on TikTok maybe three or four months ago, just three pieces of news a day, in simple language that’s really clear and easy to understand,” Victoria explained to the presenters. Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas.

“Not patronizing in any way – just explaining things that we sometimes assume everyone knows and they don’t have to be.”

Victoria Derbyshire was a guest on The One Show on Monday night



The BBC star went on to explain how and why her content seems to appeal to younger audiences.

“I have two teenage sons myself, so I know there’s a craving for information,” the mother-of-two continued on Monday night.

“Then it became clear that this conflict started in Ukraine and the views of the videos just kept going up and up, and I think it might be because people are looking for reliable sources – again, through information. clearly believe.”

Victoria is chatting with presenters Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas



The announcer went on to reveal that she purposely didn’t include any graphics in her TikTok report.

“I’m not showing any pictures,” she said during her chat on The One Show.

“There were no images of explosions or you know, bombings or anything like that, and I got a lot of responses from young people saying, ‘I’ve never experienced one. war before and I’m really nervous and really, I’m “I’m grateful you just said this in a really calm, clear, and non-visual way.”

Young people thanked the star for her clear and calm reporting



Recent comments on Victoria’s latest TikTok update include responses like “Thanks Victoria, trust you to tell us the truth” and “you teach me more than my school does”.

Elsewhere on The One Show on Monday night, comedian Alan Carr joined hosts Alex and Jermaine chatting on the sofa.

After catching up on the fun game, Camila Cabello joined the trio via video link from her home in the US.

During her conversation with the set, Work From Home inadvertently left viewers watching at home in no doubt – with host Alex having to apologize for the negligence.

The One Show hosts also caught up with Alan Carr and Camila Cabello



“Sorry again for Camila’s wardrobe malfunction,” she told The One Show audience at the end of the show.

“The best thing happened to us. Bless her.”

Fans watching at home weren’t offended though, one person took to Twitter to say: “Feeling like Camilo Cabelo on @TheOneShowShow but handled it like an absolute boss. Remember everyone , it’s just a nipple – we all understand them [winky face emoji]. ”

* The One Show airs on BBC One every night at 7pm

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