Two BBC newsreaders have been banned from appearing on screen together after it emerged they were having an affair.
Former BBC News 24 co-presenters Sophie Long and Tim Willcox have both told their partners their marriages are over because they have fallen in love with each other.
As a result, they have reportedly been told they cannot appear on screen together until the situation calms down.
Ms Long, 25, married her childhood sweetheart only two years ago and Mr Willcox, 49, played the trumpet at her wedding.
Her husband Will Green is reportedly devastated by the collapse of his marriage.
Mr Willcox has been married for 17 years and has four school-aged children with his wife Sarah.
"[Mr Willcox] is very charming and has lots of female fans but he is also very honourable so all this will have been very difficult for him," a friend told the London Evening Standard.
The BBC has declined to comment on the affair.
Author: Alexandra Pleffer, Approving Editor: Nick Pearson