Christa Ackroyd’s former BBC Look North TV presenter job advertised

Christa Ackroyd and Harry Gration.

Christa Ackroyd and Harry Gration.

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The BBC has begun advertising the role formerly occupied by Christa Ackroyd on its flagship regional news programme Look North.

The presenter was dropped by the corporation this summer allegedly over concerns over her tax arrangements.

The BBC is now looking for “an experienced, accomplished, engaging news presenter” to work on the programme alongside Harry Gration on the programme.

Mr Gration tweeted: “Being inundated with would be presenters wanting to work on Look North”.

According to the job description the role will pay somewhere between £30,000 and £50,000 and applicants must have a “passion for Yorkshire”.

A BBC spokeswoman confirmed earlier this year that Ms Ackroyd’s deal, worth around £180,000 a year, had been brought to a premature end because of a “breach of contract”.

The BBC said in a statement this summer: “We can today confirm that Christa Ackroyd will not be returning to the BBC and her presenting role with regional news programme Look North (Yorkshire). We wish Christa the best for the future and thank her for the contribution she has made to the programme over the last 12 years.”