Fury as UK news channel claims Rachael Blackmore is one of Britain’s ‘greatest personalities’

GB News attempted to claim Rachael Blackmore as one of Britain’s ‘greatest’ in a news segment.

The superstar jockey is coming off two major victories at the Cheltenham Festival this month.

She was warmly praised for a Tuesday morning interview with BBC Breakfast.

READ MORE: UK viewers all say the same about ‘exceptional’ Rachael Blackmore after BBC interview

But GB News ran a segment on the Dan Wootton Tonight show on Tuesday asking a panel of their ‘greatest Brits’.

And there was no holding back, as contributor Dawn Neesom went straight in choosing Rachael.

Blackmore is famous for its small parish in Tipperary, Killenaule.

And the clip quickly caught the attention of Irish social media users.

One tweeted: “Rest your Brits. We’ve offered you Conor McGregor many times and you won’t take him.

Another pointed out: “You can’t refer to people as ‘Brits’ just because they won the top two championship races at your best jump racing festival, Ms Neesom. It’s not like that that it works.

While a third relied on the classic: “Never not like that.

Our favorite answer, however, has to be this, extremely specific: “The only association Rachael Blackmore has with the Brits is that she goes above and beyond and wins their races every year.”

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