Video: Royal prank DJs speak out in first interview


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The two radio presenters behind the royal hospital prank call have given their first interview since the death of one of the nurses involved in the incident.

DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian from 2Day FM were interviewed on Australian television about the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanh, who had put through a call from the pair posing as the Queen and Prince Charles.

Speaking on A Current Affair and Today Tonight, the presenters said they were “gutted and heartbroken” when they heard about Saldanha death.

Greig said: "I wanted to just reach out to them and to give them a big hug and say sorry.

"Not a minute goes by that we don't think about the family and what they are going through, and the thought we may have played a part is gut-wrenching."

Christian said: "It was something that was just fun and light-hearted and a tragic turn of events no-one could have predicted or expected.

"We are shattered, heartbroken and our deepest sympathy goes to the family, friends and all those people affected."

"Mel and myself are incredibly sorry for the situation and what's happened."