F1 commentator sacked from BBC role after ‘inappropriate touching’

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F 1 Commentator Jack Nicholls Has Lost His Job bbc radio 5 live Following complaints of “inappropriate touching” which led to his sacking as chief commentator Formula E,

An investigation was launched by Formula E following a formal complaint of inappropriate behavior in March and allegations of “inappropriate touching” by three individuals, one of whom was in a relationship with the commentator.

Now Nicholls, who combined his role with Formula E with commentating on F1 races for 5 Live, has also lost his job with IMG, who provide radio F1 coverage for it. BBC,

A spokesperson for IMG confirmed Independent On Friday: “IMG has decided to part ways with Jack Nicholls in light of the events that led to his departure from Formula E.”

After losing his job in Formula E at the end of May, Nicholls said: “While I am disappointed with the decision, I respect it and accept why it was taken.

“I want to take full responsibility for what I did and apologize unreservedly for some of the individual incidents that made those concerned uncomfortable.

“It was never my intention to harm anyone and I am committed to improving and being more mindful of my behavior in the future.”

Nicholls’ voice is synonymous with Formula E, a race well known to fans since the championship began in 2014.

Jack Nicholls has lost his job as F1 commentator for BBC Radio 5 Live

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But since the investigation, Nicholls had commentated on FE races remotely from a base in London, having been replaced by Ben Edwards for the double-header in Jakarta two weeks ago and for the remaining five races of the season.

Nicholls combined this role with F1 commentary for the BBC, a job he has held since 2016, but pulled out of a scheduled appearance at the Monaco Grand Prix three weeks before the Formula E investigation concluded.

The commentator has also appeared on Netflix’s popular behind-the-scenes F1 show drive to survive,

Rosanna Tennant, Harry Benjamin and Oliver Askew will be the team providing the BBC’s radio coverage Canadian Grand Prix this weekend.