Chris Smith to return to 2GB on Monday after Christmas party suspension

2GB afternoon host Chris Smith’s office Christmas party hangover will finally come to an end on Monday, the company said today.  

Smith was suspended from the Macquarie Radio Network’s Sydney flagship station after lurid allegations emerged involving him groping female members of staff. He then gave an interview to the Sunday telegraph in which he described himself as an alcoholic.

In a statement today, MRN chairman, Russell Tate said: “Chris Smith will return as the host of the 2GB Afternoon Show from next Monday. I have had several discussions and meetings with Chris during the course of his suspension, which resulted from unacceptable behaviour at the 2009 Christmas party. Chris has demonstrated unqualified remorse and fully understands the seriousness of his actions. He has made a full apology to those involved and they have accepted his apology.

“Chris has committed to an ongoing program of counselling and professional help. In light of this commitment and his acknowledgement that any recurrence of this behaviour will not be tolerated, we have agreed that he will return to his on air role at 2GB.”


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