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Angry Logie quits UTV

By Victoria O’Hara

Published 24/04/2009

One of the most well-known faces on Northern Ireland television Adrian Logan has left UTV and hit out at being “poorly treated” by bosses.

After 24 years at the station the popular presenter has confirmed he will no longer be seen on UTV screens introducing local sport.

The shock departure comes following sweeping changes introduced to the station over the past months.

Adrian — known to viewers as Logie — is the latest UTV employee to be affected by a severance scheme, which has already seen names like Jeannie Johnston, Ivan Little and Fearghal McKinney leave the station. The huge changes are part of a massive cost-cutting cull at UTV in Belfast.

Mr Logan joined UTV in 1985 and eventually climbed to the rank of sports editor.

It is understood the long-standing presenter’s position will be officially made redundant today.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph he confirmed that he has now left the station.

“I think I’ve been poorly treated and it is now in the hands of my lawyers,” he said.

A UTV spokeswoman said: “It is UTV policy never to comment on staff matters.”

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