Just days after the BBC sacked Tommy Sandhu as presenter of the BBC Asian Network’s breakfast show, it has now released a short statement.
Without giving much away, the BBC confirmed Sandhu was no longer working for the BBC. The statement from the BBC said, “We never comment on matters concerning any individuals working with the BBC. Any allegations of inappropriate behaviour would always be taken extremely seriously and would be dealt with swiftly and appropriately.”
Sandhu was removed from his show over his participation in a WhatsApp conversation, which made sexist comments and homophobic comments about other BBC colleagues. Last week Sandhu released a video statement via his social media pages, denying any racist, homophobic or sexist remarks. Sandhu said he was seeking legal advice, with reports suggesting the employment tribunal could get involved.
The BBC has yet to announce a new presenter for the show. The show has been presented by Yasser and DJ Harps so far.