The BBC is to launch a diversity initiative that will see it employ people from a broader range of middle-class backgrounds.
In a bid to end the domination of the BBC by middle-class white men, the broadcaster wants to to employ middle-class women, a middle-class gay men or a middle-class people of colour.
A spokesman said: “Do you have a passion for television? Do you have a positive attitude? Did you grow up in a household that earned more than £57,000 per annum? Then call us now.
“We really don’t care where you’re from, it could be Chalfont St Giles or Henley-On-Thames. Forget about your background, we don’t care what your parents did, if they were a lawyer or a doctor, it’s all the same to us.
“We really do want our staff to reflect society, as long as we can pretend it’s a society in which council estates have never existed.”