An Amazing Race Australia Contestant Is At The Centre Of Radio Prank That Led To Nurse Suiciding
It was tragic news indeed when it emerged the nurse who took the prank call at the hospital where Kate Middleton was hospitalised had taken her own life.
The now deceased nurse, Jacintha Saldanha, had been staffing the switchboard for a short time when the duo from the top 30 Countdown on Today FM rang in pretending to be part of the royal family. They were put through to the ward where the newly pregnant Duchess was getting treated for severe morning sickness.
One of the pranksters was Mel Grieg who was in season one of The Amazing Race Australia. She had raced with her sister Alana. It was a volatile relationship and they ended up coming seventh.
Mel and her on air radio partner Michael Christian were stoked that their stunt made international headlines, however now the tragedy has occurred, they have taken themselves off air and deleted their twitter accounts. It is unclear if or when they will return to the airwaves.
However sponsors are already starting to withdraw from the radio program.
Mel, whose Amazing Race profile said she loves being the center of attention may be getting a bit more then she bargained for.