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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 [link=http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/Radio-DJ-apologises-for-lewd.6648510.jp]Yorkshire Post[/link] reports that Belfield was strongly reprimanded by BBC bosses and suspended for a day as punishment.

Reports suggest the vulgar 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 [link=http://www.alexbelfield.co.uk]website[/link] 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.

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