BBC local radio DJ denies claims she was drunk on-air

A BBC Radio presenter had to be taken off air after repeatedly slurring her words amid claims she was drunk.

Paula White was presenting her final lunchtime show for Radio Stoke when she told listeners "It's a P-A-R-T-Y because I said so".

She also read out a text from a listener which said:

"Paula, you sound drunk. I'm not drunk. I've had a couple of drinks, I'm not drunk!"

At times Paula appeared to struggle to make the equipment in the studio work properly and after around 40 minutes she was replaced by another presenter, who said Paula wasn't feeling very well.

Paula White was unable to continue on-air on Friday as she was under par.

– BBC statement

Listen to excerpts from Paula White's show here.