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Royal hoax station 'has proof of pre-broadcast calls'

The Australian radio station responsible for a hoax call which led to the suicide of a nurse caring for the Duchess of Cambridge is to present evidence at an inquest this week showing multiple phone records to the hospital before the prank was broadcast, according to British newspaper reports.

Michael Christian and Mel Greig speaking to Australia's Channel 7 network following the prank call

Read: Nurse Jacintha Saldanha found hanged after royal hospital prank call

2DayFM will present phone records which it says prove four calls were made to the King Edward VII Hospital in London, after the initial call, The Telegraph reports. The hospital has previously said it has no record of the calls being made.

The inquest may speculate that nurse Jacintha Saldanha answered the calls, but did not tell anyone about them. Mrs Saldanha's suicide note said the DJs responsible for the hoax, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, should pay her mortgage.

Royal hoax radio station attempts to block inquiry

The radio station behind a prank call to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated is trying to stop an investigation by Australia’s media watchdog. The Times (£) reports that Sydney broadcaster 2DayFM has filed for an order which could block it.

2Day FM radio station in Sydney
2Day FM radio station in Sydney Credit: Reuters

Nurse Jacintha Saldanha was found dead in her nurses' quarters three days after the hoax call in December. She put the call through to a colleague who discussed the Duchess's condition with two radio presenters, believing they were the Queen and Prince Charles.


Kate hoax call DJ Michael Christian back on air

2DayFM broadcaster Michael Christian, who along with fellow Australian DJ Mel Grieg were being investigated by Scotland Yard following the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, has returned to work.

Australian DJ Michael Christian (R) has come back on air after Kate prank call. Credit: Reuters

The DJ went on air today as a presenter of Melbourne radio station Fox FM, where he was also working at the time of the incident.

The pair made the hoax call to the King Edward VII's hospital in central London posing as the Queen and Prince of Wales when Kate was being treated for a rare form of pregnancy sickness.

Nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who transferred them to a colleague, who then described Kate's condition in detail, was found hanged a few days after the incident.

Read more: No charges over Kate hoax call

Report: Royal prank presenters absent from schedule

The Australian radio hosts who made the royal prank call are notably absent from their station's new schedule, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Australian radio presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian Credit: REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Sydney's 2DayFM radio station announced a new schedule that does not include their 'Hot 30' programme, which has been off air since December. Its presenters, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, are not involved with the show's replacement 'The Bump'.

Rhys Holleran, chief executive of Southern Cross Austereo, is quoted as saying: "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."

The pair may face criminal charges over the incident.

Australian police: Prank radio hosts unlikely to face charges

2DayFM radio presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian Credit: REUTERS/Southern Cross Austereo/Handout

Two Australian radio hosts who made a prank call to the London hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated are unlikely to face charges, according to Australian police.

The deputy commissioner of New South Wales Police, Nick Kaldas, told the Sydney Morning Herald: "We've had no contact with the London Met."

"We're happy to assist but they're not asking for anything and we don't anticipate they're going to be asking for anything."

Earlier this month, the two presenters called the hospital impersonating the Queen and Prince Charles. A nurse, who later committed suicide, put their call through to the ward and confidential information about the Duchess' condition was given.

Vaz asks radio station how it arrived at donation figure

by - UK Editor

Keith Vaz has asked the owners of the Australian 2DayFM radio station how it arrived at a £320,000 memorial fund donation figure and why it thinks it has adequately dealt with what happened.

A section of a letter sent by Keith Vaz MP to Rhys Holleran, Chief Executive of Southern Cross Austereo.


'Raw and emotional' interview with hoax DJs

Presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian have given a "raw and emotional" interview to an Australian television channel:


First interview with the #2dayfm djs just recorded with @tracygrimshaw. It's raw & emotional. The full uncut interview at 6.30 tonight #aca9


Tonight on #aca9 - the #2dayfm DJs give their first interview to @tracygrimshaw Mel "It was the worst phone call I've ever had in my life."

2DayFM: Royal hoax presenters have 'expressed a desire to speak'

2DayFM Royal hoax
Mel Greig and Michael Christian. Credit: 2DayFm

A spokeswoman for Southern Cross Austereo, 2DayFM's parent company, said the two presenters at the centre of the royal hoax have "expressed a desire to speak".

She said: "They have expressed a desire to speak. We haven't ascertained when they're ready for that and how we're going to organise that, but they certainly want to."

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