Blackburn was dismissed in February after the BBC sided with Dame Janet Smith over inconsistencies he was said to have given in evidence to historic sexual abuse enquiry.
Veteran disc jockey Tony Blackburn is set to return to BBC Radio 2 in January next year, nearly 12 months after he was sacked from the BBC earlier in 2016.
Blackburn, 73 years old, was taken off the air and dismissed from the corporation back in February after director general Tony Hall said that he had failed to co-operate fully with the Jimmy Savile abuse enquiry.
“I do not seek to criticise the BBC for decisions it has made in the past,” Blackburn said in a statement on Wednesday (October 19th). “I have had a difficult year personally, but I'm pleased to be returning to the BBC and can't wait to get behind the mic again.”
Ben E. King has died at the age of 76. Dozens of celebrities have paid tribute to the late soul singer on social media and have mourned the loss of "one of the greats".
Ben E. King, the soul singer best known for the 1960 hit single 'Stand By Me', has died at the age of 76. King died on Thursday (30th April), his publicist confirmed to NBC. Details regarding his cause of death are yet to be released.
Ben E. King has died at the age of 76.
The singer was born Benjamin Earl Nelson in Henderson, North Carolina. Born in 1938, King moved to Harlem, New York at the age of nine. At the age of 20, King joined a doo-wop group which became known as the Drifters. King fronted the band and they had a number of R&B hits including 'There Goes My Baby' in 1959.
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