BBC BANKSY COL­LARED

Big name star fesses up to foul-mouthed lav graf­fiti

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AMYSTERIOUS VAN­DAL dubbed “the BBC Banksy”, re­spon­si­ble for a spate of ob­scene graf­fiti at Broad­cast­ing House, has been iden­ti­fied as a se­nior fe­male news­reader. The fa­mous face, whose name has not been re­vealed, ap­par­ently owned up to scrawl­ing four-let­ter graf­fiti about her col­leagues in toi­lets at the £1 bil­lion news cen­tre. The pre­sen­ter, 53, was col­lared af­ter care­tak­ers made notes of when the ob­scene words and im­ages ap­peared, later cross-ref­er­enc­ing that in­for­ma­tion with who was read­ing the news on­screen at the time. A BBC source told us: “It tran­spired that only one mem­ber of the front­line cur­rent af­fairs team could pos­si­bly have been re­spon­si­ble for the graf­fiti.” doo­dles The abu­sive marker pen doo­dles be­gan to ap­pear in the Ladies’ toi­lets on the fourth floor at Broad­cast­ing House in Jan­uary, and con­tin­ued with in­creas­ing reg­u­lar­ity de­spite ef­forts to bring the cul­prit to book. Beeb bosses were forced to spend thou­sands of pounds of li­cence pay­ers’ money hav­ing lava­tory cu­bi­cles re­peat­edly re­painted to cover up of­fen­sive mes­sages about staff in the Cur­rent Af­fairs depart­ment, in­clud­ing: D Dim­bleby’s cock smels of cheese

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When con­fronted with the in­crim­i­nat­ing ev­i­dence, the news­reader in ques­tion, who used to present a pop­u­lar monthly crime de­tec­tion show, im­me­di­ately ac­cepted re­spon­si­bil­ity for the van­dal­ism. safe­search

A spokesman for BBC DG LORD HALL told us: “To her credit, she im­me­di­ately put her hands up and ad­mit­ted her guilt. When asked to ex­plain her ac­tions she looked at her shoes and mut­tered that she didn’t know.”

“The cul­prit was told to stay be­hind af­ter the 10 O’clock News and scrub the toi­let walls clean,” con­tin­ued the spokesman. “As far as the Direc­tor Gen­eral is con­cerned, this mat­ter is now closed.” He con­firmed that no fur­ther ac­tion is to be be taken against the star in ques­tion, and that she will con­tinue to read the news reg­u­larly and carry out her other pre­sent­ing du­ties, in­clud­ing on a pop­u­lar Sun­day teatime an­tiques val­u­a­tion road­show.

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