BBC Radio Solent has reinstated DJ Alex Dyke after taking him off air for a week following ‘unacceptable comments’ in which he described breastfeeding in public as unnatural and called for it to be banned.
Dyke will now return to the station’s mid-morning show following an outburst last week in which he questioned why mum’s couldn’t ‘just stay at home and do it’ during a phone-in discussion.
This prompted callers to rail against the presenter with one saying: “What we need is for you to shut up you stupid man!”
Explaining their decision a BBC spokeswoman said: “Following serious consideration Alex Dyke will return to BBC Radio Solent tomorrow.
“Alex has been told in no uncertain terms that his comments were unacceptable, and he has apologised for any offence caused on and off air.”
Dyke confirmed his return on Twitter and Instagram.
Hi I'm back on grid. Just to let you know I'll return to BBC Radio Solent tomorrow from 10am. Thanks… https://t.co/h1fCV2mpYp
— Alex Dyke (@ALEXDYKE1) August 19, 2015