Belfield sorry for comments

BBC Radio Leeds mid-morning presenter Alex Belfield has apologised after a day's suspension for on-air remarks about a weather presenter.

It's understood he made 'lewd comments' about watching Keeley Donovan on regional TV news programme Look North while he was sat at home.

The Yorkshire Post reports that Belfield was strongly reprimanded by BBC bosses and suspended for a day as punishment.

Reports suggest the comments during his show annoyed and embarrassed BBC colleagues and attracted two complaints from listeners.

A BBC spokeswoman told the paper: "Alex Belfield has apologised unreservedly for comments he made to one of the BBC weather presenters and agrees that they were totally inappropriate. Action has been taken."

30-year old Alex took over the show on BBC Radio Leeds earlier this year, having previously worked for stations including Capital Gold, Century 106 Mercia, Touch and his home-town station Mansfield 103.2. He's also covered at various BBC local stations and provided 'celebrity interview' features for stations.

On his website he says that in 7 months he's added 42,000 new listeners and that the Radio Leeds mid-morning show has more listeners than breakfast on the station for the first time since 2002.

Posted on Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 10:04 am by RadioToday UK

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