BBC Radio Scotland presenter, Kaye Adams, is expected to return to host her morning phone-in programme, Call Kaye, next Monday – reports The Herald newspaper. It is understood to have followed an internal inquiry over alleged disparaging comments she made on Twitter about London Mayor, Boris Johnson.
Scottish Tory MSP, Murdo Fraser, had demanded she be dropped by the BBC when he claimed Adams hadn’t been politically neutral in commenting – apparently while she was on holiday – about Johnson and his handling of the London riots.
The Herald reported on Saturday: “Adams did not return to her position as anchorwoman of the morning programme after her recent holiday.
“BBC Scotland confirmed …that talks had taken place with Adams over her Tweeting incident. And while she has been replaced in recent times by a series of guest presenters, she will be allowed to return to her position.”
The Herald quoted a BBC spokesman as saying: “We have been having discussions with Kaye over the last week or so and having concluded those, we now look forward to her returning to Call Kaye the week after next.
“We have no further comment on the discussions.”
The Herald points out that if the BBC had chosen not to employ the freelance presenter, it would be the first case of a presenter being punished in this manner.
The broadsheet commented: ”Radio 4’s Today presenter John Humphrys was simply censured by BBC bosses over comments he made in 2005 about politicians in an after-dinner speech.
“And commentators on television will now be asking the question if BBC Scotland has bowed to political pressure.”
The Herald added that Adams was unavailable for comment when its report was written.