BBC Local Gardening Show Host Fired After Drunken Outburst
May 15, 2009 at 4:58 AM (PT)
BBC RADIO LINCOLNSHIRE SUNDAY gardening show host DAPHNE LEDWARD has been fired for an alleged drunken outburst at a reception for a nature weekend at SOUTH CLIFF FARM in LINCOLN, ENGLAND.
LEDWARD, author of "THE IDIOT GARDENER'S HANDBOOK" and seven other books and a former panelist (1982-94) on BBC RADIO 4 "GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME," reportedly began to yell at the other guests at the "Discover Nature WEEKEND" event two weeks ago, accusing them of killing the five greyhounds she had brought with her in her car after the dogs had gotten loose for a second time. Unbeknownst to her, her husband had already tracked down the dogs.
LEDWARD, who admits to having had wine at the event, has apologized but the station has announced her termination.