Age-claim O'Reilly returns to BBC
Published 08/04/2011 | 12:42
Miriam O'Reilly, who won an ageism tribunal against the BBC, has landed a new daytime role on BBC One.
The TV presenter is to join Rav Wilding as a roving host of the channel's Crimewatch Roadshow when it returns for a third series in June.
Last month she disclosed she had been in talks with BBC bosses, with a view to returning to screens.
Miriam won her tribunal case in January after she was dropped as a presenter of popular Sunday show Countryfile.
She will broadcast from streets around the UK - visiting Merseyside, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Gwent, Manchester and Nottinghamshire - and looking at everyday crimes.
Miriam said: "I'm delighted to be working on a programme that can really make a difference. Last year's series led to many criminals being arrested.
"It's a chance for me to use my journalistic skills and I'm really looking forward to getting back to the buzz of live TV".
BBC One daytime controller Liam Keelan said: "I'm delighted to welcome Miriam to the team.
"Crimewatch Roadshow has gone from strength to strength over the last two years, and I know that Miriam's proven experience as a journalist will only strengthen the series."
The four-week series will also ask the public to help trace 80 "wanted" people when it returns on June 6.