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Whale resurfaces at shopping channel



Sacked TalkSport radio host James Whale has found a new home at shopping channel Shopping channels are television specialty channels that present shopping related content, particularly for home shopping enthusiasts.

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 Bid TV.

Whale lost his late-night phone-in slot on TalkSport earlier this week for breaching broadcasting regulations by urging listeners to vote for Boris Johnson Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964, New York City)[2] is a British Conservative Party politician, journalist and former editor of The Spectator.  in the London mayoral election.

He will now be a presenter on Bid TV, the bargain-hunters' channel that is owned by cable group Virgin Media.

"People might be surprised to know that years ago I worked as a trainee buyer at Harrods so my career has come full circle," Whale said.

"I'm up for a new challenge and it won't be long before I know more about diamond jewellery, toasters and kettles than anyone could ever imagine."

A spokesperson for Bid TV said: "Talksport's loss is Bid TV's gain. We're delighted to welcome James on board and expect him to stoke stoke
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 some bargain-hunting fever amongst our viewers in his true, inimitable in·im·i·ta·ble  
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Defying imitation; matchless.



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 style."

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 and subsequent rebranding as Virgin Media. The channel broadcasts on digital terrestrial service Freeview, as well as Sky's digital satellite and Virgin Media's cable TV offerings.

Whale had been with TalkSport since it launched as Talk Radio in 1995, and presented the 10pm to 1am slot from Sunday to Thursday.

His endorsement of Johnson in his March 20 show sparked a number of complaints to media regulator regulator,
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 Ofcom.

TalkSport, which is owned by UTV UTV Ulster Television
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, conducted an internal investigation and sacked Whale before Ofcom's own inquiry was completed.

The station said Whale was guilty of a "gross error of judgment" and described the incident as "very unfortunate".

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