BBC News Presenter Returns To Screen After A Year Off-Air, As Legal Battle Continues

BBC news presenter Martine Croxall has returned to screen after being off-air for more than a year, while her legal battle with her employer still plays out.

Croxall was one of four senior female BBC journalists who brought a tribunal claim against the BBC earlier this month, alleging they had been snubbed for chief presenter roles on the merger of the BBC News and BBC World News channels.

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Ahead of her on-air presenting duties Sunday evening, Croxall announced her return on X (formerly Twitter), with a video of her back in the presenter’s chair in the studio, saying, “Now, where were we?”

Deadline previously reported that Croxall and three other female presenters’ complaints over gender pay discrimination were thrown out of their lawsuit at a London Central Employment Tribunal.

During a preliminary hearing, the judge said Martine CroxallKarin GiannoneKasia Madera, and Annita McVeigh‘s equal pay complaints will not be heard as part of a full tribunal.

The four presenters allege that they were forced off air for a year and harassed as a result of a “rigged” recruitment process, according to witness statements submitted to the court. This central claim will still move forward to a full tribunal.

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