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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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