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Lesley Douglas' letter to staff

The controller of Radio 2, Lesley Douglas, has resigned over the lewd calls row involving Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross.

Here is the letter she sent to staff at BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music informing them of her decision:

To all staff on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music,

I want you to know that this morning I tendered my resignation from the BBC which the director general has accepted.

The decision to go was mine and mine alone and I attach a copy of my letter to the the director general which sets out the reasons.

I'm not sure what I shall do next but I do know that it is unlikely that I will ever work with a more creative, supportive and talented group of colleagues and friends.

The shows you make on Radio 2 and 6 Music are the best in the world.

Don't forget that - the listeners haven't.

I am proud of what we have achieved together over the years and I shall miss you all.


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