Veteran deceased broadcaster David Jacobs is to take on the BBC by suing for unfair dismissal on the basis of predjudice due to him no longer being alive, according to his legal team today. "We cannot understand why this immensely experienced broadcaster has been sacked by the BBC, simply because he is no longer breathing". They have further alledged that Jacobs was immediately replaced by someone younger merely because "they had the power of speech".
A BBC spokespersonnelperson said today "we have taken the general view that we shall no longer keep dead broadcasters on the books, a policy we had hoped to introduce quietly". "Furthermore we were rather dissappointed by Mr Jacobs lack of behaviour on the Channel 4 programme 'I'm a Celebrity, I can't get out of here as I am now Inaminate'".
Jacob's legal team were quick to respond, stating late this afternoon "Mr Jacobs was merely reflecting the mood of his well established audience, most of whom have been dead for some time".