A regional television presenter in Yorkshire who was reportedly earning more than £200,000 will not be returning to her role with the BBC.

Christa Ackroyd, who had worked for Look North in the region for 12 years, has not been seen on screen for over three months.

Yesterday’s announcement from the BBC said she would no longer be employed in her presenting role and they wished her all the best for the future.

A BBC spokesman said: “We wish Christa the best for the future and thank her for the contribution she has made to the programme over the last 12 years.”

Christa Ackroyd joined the BBC in 2001 from the Yorkshire TV Calendar show, which she had presented from 1990 with the late Richard Whiteley.

In a comment made on her Facebook page, Mr Whiteley’s partner, Kathryn Apanowicz, said: “Yet another confident, mature female journalist says goodbye to the BBC. They don’t deserve her. Shame on them.”