Australian radio network dumps royal hoax show
SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian radio show at the centre of a hoax call controversy involving Britain's Prince William and his pregnant wife Catherine has been taken off air permanently, the network said today.
Two DJs were sidelined by the Austereo network after making the prank call to the London hospital treating the duchess of Cambridge, which resulted in details of her recovery from morning sickness being revealed on air.
The Indian-born nurse who transferred the call to Kate Middleton's ward, Jacintha Saldanha, was found dead three days later, triggering a massive backlash against Austereo and hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian.
The pair received death threats over the call, in which they posed as Queen Elizabeth II and William's father Prince Charles.