There was a culture of fear in the DWDD editorial board
Van Nieuwkerk came under fire at the end of 2022 after being published in De Volkskrant About the work culture in his program. According to former employees, the infringing behavior occurred behind the scenes of the talk show for years.
Between 2005 and 2020, the years the show was on TV, a culture of fear prevailed. This was caused, among other things, by Van Nieuwerk’s violent outbursts. According to the newspaper, several employees were shouted at, humiliated and intimidated by him.
Van Nieuwkerk broke off cooperation with BNNVARA. The broadcaster offered assistance to all three hundred former employees of the programme.
“Unable to type with boxing gloves on. Freelance organizer. Avid analyst. Friendly troublemaker. Bacon junkie.”