The BBC presenter suffered a heart problem live on air after learning he was being made redundant
A BBC radio presenter suffered a heart attack live on air after learning he was going to get the boot.
David Fitzgerald was replaced 30 minutes into his show after citing a “little heart problem”.
He suffers from atrial fibrillation, which causes his heart to beat irregularly.
He learned from BBC Radio Devon on Wednesday that he had been sacked and then presented his morning program the next day.
After being replaced half an hour into the show, David, who is recovering at home, said on social media: “On the radio this morning just a little heart problem.”
His wife Queenie lashed out at BBC bosses, accusing them of trying to dismantle local radios.
Speaking from the couple’s home in Ivybridge, South Devon, she said: “We’ve had a terrible couple of days.
“Nothing else happened other than being told he was going to be fired.
“When I told the consultant that David was fired and then likely to go on the air, he agreed that that was a possible trigger.”
The BBC said: “We cannot comment on individual contracts.”