Giggling BBC host yanked off air: ‘I’ve had a couple of drinks, I’m not drunk’

By David Edwards
Monday, May 13, 2013 10:36 EDT
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BBC radio host Paul White (BBC)
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A BBC radio host who admitted to having a few drinks was pulled off the air during her final show on Friday after she began slurring her words and had trouble working the broadcast equipment.

“For the last time on lunchtime let’s ssssssssssay yooou pick the music, oh yeah,” Paula White said at the beginning of her 1 p.m. show. “It’s a P-A-R-T-Y because I ssssaid sooooo.”

“I’m not drunk, I’ve had a couple of drinks, I’m not drunk,” she later giggled. “I’m sad.”

As the show continued, White began to have trouble with the broadcast equipment.

“It’s my last day and nothing’s working!” she exclaimed. “Why is nothing working? Ohhhhhh!”

After about 30 minutes of the three hour show, DJ Dan Siegertsz announced that he was taking over for White.

“Paula is not feeling well with it being her last afternoon show and has gone home,” he explained.

“Paula White was unable to continue on-air yesterday as she was under par,” a spokesperson for BBC told Radio Today. “Fortunately Denholm Siergertz was on hand to take over the show and listeners were able to enjoy the usual lively mix of chat and local news.”

Listen to this audio from BBC radio, broadcast May 10, 2013.

(h/t: The Blaze)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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