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Pat Sharp taken off air and won't return after making joke about woman

Radio DJ Pat Sharp has been taken off the air and won't return after reportedly making a joke about a woman on stage at a corporate event he was hosting, reports The Sun.

Sharp, best known for hosting Fun House on children's TV in the 90s, reportedly made a joke as he handed a woman a T-shirt with his face on at a corporate event.

She said she was left humiliated in front of 400 colleagues and friends. Posting about the incident online she said: "I was in complete shock and hadn’t really processed what happened. Today I am struggling with it — I feel sad, dirty and, frankly, violated."

She said she was 'belittled, sexualised and objectified in front of hundreds of people I respect', reports The Sun.

In a statement issued to the newspaper, Sharp said: "Last Friday, I made a joke on stage which was not well received.

"I upset one individual in particular and for that I am truly sorry. I apologised at the event to anyone who was offended and I have apologised to the individual personally too."

A spokesperson for Bauer, which owns Greatest Hits Radio, said: "Due to the introduction of new weekend programming, a decision had already been made not to renew Pat's contract which comes to an end later this month.

"However with this issue now having been brought to our attention, we have agreed with Pat that he will not return to the station with immediate effect."

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