Kate Middleton Hospital Pranksters Will Keep Jobs, But Radio Show Canceled

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By Michael Lewittes


The two Australian DJs who pranked Kate Middleton’s hospital last month will keep their jobs, the radio station said on Monday.

Mel Greig and Michael Christian, who had their “Hot 30 Countdown” radio show suspended after the hospital nurse who transfered their call committed suicide, will continue working at 2Day FM in Sydney.

However, the duo’s show has now been officially canceled.

The station’s parent company, Southern Cross Austereo, said in a statement, “We look forward to Mel and MC returning to work when the time is right, in roles that make full use of their talents,” adding, “We will discuss future roles with them when they are ready.”

Jacintha Saldanha committed suicide three days after the prank call, in which Greig and Christian sought information on a pregnant Middleton’s condition by pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.

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