Christa Ackroyd leaves BBC Look North as Co-Presenter

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The BBC today confirmed that regional news presenter Christa Ackroyd has left the corporation.

Christa joined BBC Look North in 2001 from the Yorkshire TV Calendar show which she had presented from 1990 with the late Richard Whiteley.

In a statement the BBC said that as of Friday 28 June Christa Ackroyd no longer worked for the corporation.

The 56-year-old, who has not presented the programme since March, was taken off air for unspecified “editorial reasons” but speculation persists there has been a dispute surrounding her freelance status and payment of tax.

In a statement the BBC said: “We can confirm that Christa Ackroyd will not be returning to the BBC and her presenting role with regional news programme Look North (Yorkshire).

“We wish Christa the best for the future and thank her for the contribution she has made to the programme over the last 12 years.”

Posted on Wednesday 3 July 2013
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