Kate Middleton Prank Call DJs' Show Canceled in Wake of Nurse Suicide

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Michael Christian and Mel Greig, the Kate Middleton prank call DJs, are officially out of a gig. Their Australian radio show, Hot 30, has been canceled.

The two came under fire last month for impersonating the Queen and Prince Charles in a prank phone call to get dirt on the pregnant Kate Middleton.

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Their practical joke on the hospital where she was staying prompted a nurse who unwittingly passed the Kate Middleton prank call along to commit suicide.

Per the BBC, Southern Cross Austereo, owner of Sydney-based 2Day FM, quietly announced the decision to axe the Hot 30 Countdown on Saturday.

The broadcaster, however, noted that Christian and Greig remained employed with the company and would host a new program at some point soon.

A different DJ has been tapped to fill the duo's prior time slot.

"We look forward to Mel and MC returning when the time is right, in roles that make full use of their talents," said Southern Cross Austereo's CEO Rhys Holleran.

"We will discuss future roles with them when they are ready."

The news comes six weeks after Jacintha Saldana, a 46-year-old nurse at King Edward VII Hospital, hanged herself in her apartment following the call.

The pranksters ended up making headlines for duping staff into releasing private details about Kate's condition after she was admitted for acute morning sickness.

After posting an audio recording of the Middleton hoax, Christian and Greig later apologized for their actions and took down the conversation (above).

But alas, two days later Saldana took her own life, prompting 2DayFM to immediately yank their show indefinitely and say it would ban such stunts.

The pair, who were placed on a leave of absence, subsequently issued a statement saying they were "shattered, gutted…[and] heartbroken."

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