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Hot 30 prank call Kate Middleton's hospital

Mel Greig and new Hot 30 host MC prank called Kate Middleton’s nurse last night, with Mel pretending to be the Queen and MC as Prince Charles.

Althought the accents were terrible, the very nervous nurse seemed to believe them and had a chat, revealing a little too much information.

“She’s sleeping at the moment and she has had an uneventful night, she’s been given some fluids, she’s stable at the moment. I would suggest that any time after 9 o'clock will be suitable to visit… we’ll be getting her freshened up… Will went home at about 9 o'clock last night. She’s quite stable she hasn’t had any retching with me and she’s been sleeping on and off…”

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UPDATED 5/12
It is now close to midnight in Australia and this story has taken the UK media by storm. With articles in every publication you can imagine with many people very irate over the prank.

The Summer 30 (Hot 30) has taken to Twitter to say: 

“2Day FM sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by the enquiry to Kate’s hospital, the radio segment was done with the best intentions and we wish Kate and her family all the best.”

MC and Mel have also said on the BBC website: "We were very surprised that our call was put through, we thought we'd be hung up on as soon as they heard our terrible accents. We're very sorry if we've caused any issues and we're glad to hear that Kate is doing well."

UPDATED 6/12

The ACMA have released a statement saying:

"The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) has received complaints overnight regarding the 2Day FM prank call to the King Edward VII Hospital in London.

Under the co-regulatory model, code complaints should first go to the licensee. If a complainant is dissatisfied with the response, then a complaint can be made to the ACMA.

The 'privacy' provisions of the Commercial Radio Codes of Practice apply to news and current affairs programs.

The ACMA has no further comment to make on the matter at this time."

UPDATED 8/12

In what is a very sad turn of events, one of the hospital staff who took the Hot 30's prank call earlier this week, has died in a suspected suicide. Read about it here

Published on Published on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 13:51

 

 

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