09:11 13 July 2009
Hardeep Singh Kohli has been dropped from 'The One Show' after a complaint was made about his inappropriate behaviour towards a female colleague.
The BBC confirmed news saying that the comedian and writer will take six months away from the show "to reflect on his behaviour".
Producers received an informal complaint from a member of 'The One Show' team several months ago.
Kohli, who played a roving reporter role for the programme, said in a statement: "Nobody has accused me of sexual harassment. I recognise I overstepped the mark and have apologised unreservedly."
A BBC spokeswoman said the unnamed woman had "acknowledged that One Show management took the issue extremely seriously".
"He was reprimanded and immediately apologised. He agreed to take some time away from the show to reflect on his behaviour."
Earlier in the year, reporter Carol Thatcher was sacked from 'The One Show' for using a racist term off-air.
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