Radio 1 DJ Arielle Free pulled off air after clash with presenter Charlie Hedges during live Ibiza show

A BBC Radio 1 presenter is off air this week after an incident during a live show in Ibiza at the weekend.

Arielle Free joined her colleague Charlie Hedges very briefly on her Dance Anthems Ibiza show on Saturday, before being cut off for criticising the music.

Following a short introduction, Free said to Hedges: “Can I be honest with you?… I don’t like this song… I hate it.”

She then commented on the lyrics of the track in question – My Barn, My Rules by Stream MCR-T & horsegiirL – at which point Hedges cut in to say she was turning her microphone down.

“Sorry, I’m taking your mic down,” Hedges said. “It’s my show, Arielle, have some respect, please.”

Free, 36, was on air for less than a minute.

Sky News understands the star, who presents the early breakfast show, will be back on Radio 1 next week.

In a statement, BBC Radio 1 said: “Whilst we would not comment on individual matters, we have strict codes of behaviour for staff and presenters, and any breaches are taken extremely seriously.”

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Free is a DJ and radio presenter and also co-hosted the official Love Island podcast, Love Island: The Morning After.

Sky News has contacted representatives for Free for comment. Hedges has not publicly commented on the incident.

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