The radio show that instigated Kate Middleton's nurse, Jacintha Saldana, to kill herself will not be returning to the airwaves!
While the show was yanked off the air immediately following the royal nurse's suicide, it was just announced that the Australian radio show, Hot 30 Countdown, has been cancelled.
The DJs, Michael Christian and Mel Greig, responsible for the prank that prompted Jacintha to release confidential information about the Queen of England were not fired, but will be reassigned to new shows according to the owner of the Sydney-based broadcasting company Southern Cross Austereo.
The CEO of Hot 30's broadcaster, Rhys Holleran, explained:
"We look forward to Mel and MC returning to work when the time is right, in roles that make full use of their talents. We will discuss future roles with them when they are ready."
This is a tough one.
The world may forgive Mel and MC for their actions as an honest mistake, but they will never forget.
It will be interesting to see how Australia reacts to their return, even if it is on another program!
[Image via Hot 30.]
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