Michael Christian and Mel Greig have been dumped by
Southern Cross Austereo after their royal prank call went
horribly wrong. Photo supplied
Radio hosts Michael Christian and Mel Greig have been
dumped by Southern Cross Austereo after their royal prank which
went horribly wrong.
Austereo made the announcement on the show's Facebook page on
Sunday, directing followers of Christian and Greig's Hot 30
show to a page for the show's replacement, called The Bump.
The Hot 30 was taken off air after nurse Jacinta Saldanha
took her own life in December, following a furore over the
on-air prank by Christian and Greig.
The pair called the London hospital where Prince William's
pregnant wife Catherine was being treated for morning
sickness and were put through to her ward by Ms Saldanha, who
apparently took her own life when the hoax was widely
publicised in the British media.
The Indian-born nurse was found dead in her lodgings near
King Edward VII's Hospital in central London on December 7.
Christian and Greig have not spoken publicly since giving two
television interviews following Ms Saldanha's death.
However, Hot 30 producers Ben Harlum and Emily Mills, who
were also involved in the prank, have apparently escaped the
axe, tweeting about their involvement in the new show.
The new show will air across Australia on Monday and will be
hosted by fill-in presenter Angus O'Loughlin.