MARTINE CROXALL 'TAKEN OFF AIR BY BBC NEWS' - REPORTS
BBC News presenter Martin Croxall has been 'taken off-air' by BBC News, for an unknown period of time, following comments made during The Papers on Sunday 23 October.
Opening an edition of the paper review show on the BBC News Channel, Martin said: "Well this is all very exciting isn't it... Am I allowed to be this gleeful? Well, I am".
Later in the programme, Croxall admitted she was probably breaking impartiality rules by giggling during a segment discussing the week's political events.
A BBC spokesperson said: "BBC News is urgently reviewing last night’s edition of The Papers on the News channel for a potential breach of impartiality. It is imperative that we maintain the highest editorial standards. We have processes in place to uphold our standards, and these processes have been activated."
Last week, Channel 4 News presenter Krishan Guru-Murphy was taken off air for a week after calling a Conservative MP a c**t, which Channel 4 described as an "off-air incident".
A Channel 4 statement read: “Channel 4 has a strict code of conduct for all its employees, including its programming teams and on-air presenters, and takes any breaches seriously. Following an off-air incident Channel 4 News anchor Krishnan."
Krishnan Guru-Murthy will not return to Channel 4 News before November 4th due to a pre-existing week of leave.