Royal hoax radio show dropped

The Australian radio show that broadcast the hoax call to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated has reportedly been taken off air. The station says its presenters will "return to work when the time is right."

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Report: Royal prank presenters absent from schedule

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.

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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.

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