SKY Information presenter Kay Burley was hauled off air final night time – and informed to take a interval of prolonged vacation after breaking lockdown legal guidelines.
The veteran journalist’s future on the channel is alleged to be hanging within the steadiness after she was caught hosting an illegal 60th birthday party.
Kay Burley has been taken off air after breaking lockdown guidelinesCredit score: �Sky UK Restricted.
Kay and 9 associates – together with Sky colleagues Beth Rigby, Inzamam Rashid and Sam Washington – partied at Century Membership in Soho, London, in opposition to the rule of six.
A gaggle then carried onto a non-public restaurant, Folie, earlier than 4 went again to Kay’s West London residence.
Yesterday, the 59-year-old was informed to report back to the information supplier’s HQ in Osterley, West London, for showdown talks.
She was purported to be fronting the channel’s protection of the primary Covid-19 vaccination in Coventry however was stood down on the eleventh hour.
Sarah Hewson was drafted in to interchange her for the momentous occasion.
She is going to now be off air for the remainder of the week, and has been informed to take annual go away whereas bosses mull over her future. It’s thought she is now unlikely to be again on air till 2021.
A Sky supply mentioned: “The Sky Information bosses have been completely livid at Kay.
“She ought to know higher they usually informed her as such. They’ve informed her she’s off-air for the foreseeable. It appears to be like like will probably be 2021 earlier than she’s again.
“The others concerned have additionally been warned about their behaviour. Beth, Inzy and Sam have all had tickings off too however none extra so than Kay.”
On Monday night time Kay tried to minimize the rule breach, and claimed she solely entered Folie to make use of the bathroom.
She mentioned: “I wish to apologise to you all for an error of judgment.
“On Saturday night time I used to be having fun with my sixtieth birthday at a Covid compliant restaurant. I’m embarrassed to say that later within the night I inadvertently broke the foundations. I had been ready for a taxi at 11pm to get residence.
Determined for the toilet I briefly popped into one other restaurant to spend a penny. I can solely apologise.”
A spokesman for Sky Information declined to remark.