Lynsey Hipgrave said the comments were condescending

A sports journalist in the UK is being applauded on Twitter after hanging up on a listener for calling her 'love' and 'darling'.

Lynsey Hipgrave was guest presenting on radio station talkSport when a listener phoned in to give their view but she cut him off when he refused to call her by her name.

Sports stars have since come forward in support of her reaction while Lynsey's tweeted to say she found him condescending.