Kate hoax call DJ wins 'Top Jock' title

Melbourne, June 5 (ANI): One of the DJs linked to the Duchess Kate prank call, that led to the suicide of an Indian nurse, has been awarded the title of "Top Jock" by employer Austereo.

Michael Christian was the joint winner of the metro category of the contest that recognises Southern Cross Austereo network's "best in the land," News.com.au reported.

After claiming the Top Jock title, Christian, who now works at Austereo's Melbourne station Fox FM, said regardless of everything that had happened he was still at the top of his game.

As Top Jock winner, Christian will fly to Los Angeles for a studio tour.

The honour comes six months after Christian and colleague Mel Greig made a prank call to London's King Edward VII Hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for severe morning sickness.

The pair were put through to her ward by nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who took her own life soon after the hoax was widely publicised in the British media. (ANI)


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