The reason for Tony and Julie Wadsworth’s absence from BBC Radio Leicester over the last few months has been made public.
Local media reports the married couple and co-hosts have been charged with sex offences against four children in the 1990s.
Tony hosted mid-mornings whilst Julie (on-air name Julie Mayer) joined him for a weekend show but they’ve not been on their regular programme since December 2015.
They are due to appear at Warwickshire Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 11 May.
A BBC spokesman said: “We understand the charges do not relate to their conduct or position at the BBC.”
Mr and Mrs Wadsworth are accused of offences against boys aged 11 to 15 that are alleged to have taken place between 1996 and 1999.
Mr Wadsworth has been charged with five counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency whilst his wife has been charged with seven counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency.
They both also face one count of committing an act outraging public decency.