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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tube PR sacked over Mind-The-Gap-gate

The Mind the Gap announcer "sacking" saga continues, as the head of news at Transport for London has reportedly been sacked following his response to the Evening Standard. Most of you know the story,
Emma Clarke, the former voice of the London Underground "Mind the Gap" announcements, was relieved of her post after the Tube didn't see the funny side of spoof announcements and supposed critcism of the system.

Tube PR Man sacked over Emma Clarke sacking

Dan Hodges told the Evening Standard that Emma could be "experiencing severe delays" in getting more work out of TfL. It appears that this wasn't the best way to announce the news about Emma and now he's been put on "gardening leave".

Emma Clarke herself feels sorry for him and said to Metro "Ye Gods, that's awful. I think he misjudged it. I was quite surprised that in their statement they had chosen to draw attention to arguably a negative to their service. Poor Dan."

Personally I wouldn't feel too sorry for him as it appears that he's now in line for a nice pay off, even though he'd only been in the role for a few months and is on a six figure salary.


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