Australian DJ at the centre of the Duchess of Cambridge prank phone call scandal returns to work at radio station
Michael Christian’s return to work follows an announcement by British prosecutors that the DJs would not face charges in connection with Jacintha Saldanha's death
One of the Australian DJs at the centre of the Duchess of Cambridge prank phone call scandal has returned to work.
Michael Christian, who was suspended by Sydney’s 2Day FM after he and colleague Mel Grief prank called a hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for acute morning sickness, returned to work today at sister-station Fox FM in Melbourne.
The pair sparked worldwide outrage in December when they phoned the King Edward VII Hospital in central London, posing as Prince Charles and the Queen.
Nurse Jacintha Saldanha transferred the DJs through to the ward where a second nurse revealed private details of the Duchess’ condition.
Three days later, Ms Saldanha was found dead in her nurses' quarters, in an apparent suicide that led to an international backlash against the 2Day FM DJs.
Michael Christian’s return to work follows an announcement by British prosecutors that the DJs would not face charges in connection with Jacintha Saldanha's death.
Southern Cross Austereo, the parent company of 2Day FM, cancelled the radio show, the Hot 30 Countdown, in the wake of the tragedy.
It was replaced by a new programme called The Bump.
Rhys Holleran, chief executive at Southern Cross Austereo, confirmed Mr Christian's return to broadcasting in a statement to media.
It said: “We are happy to have Michael back on air.
“We have always supported our talent returning to work when appropriate and today marks that occasion for MC (Michael Christian). We look forward to welcoming Mel Greig back when the time is right.”
Earlier this month the Crown Prosecution Service said there was no evidence to support a manslaughter charge and any potential prosecution would not be in the public interest.
But Ms Saldanha's family said relatives still have many unanswered questions about the events that led to her death.
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