It has been announced that Michael Stewart will make his return to BBC Scotland sports programmes.
The former Hearts midfielder hasn’t appeared on either flagship shows Sportscene or Sportsound since a rant about Rangers PR chief Jim Traynor. He has since been replaced with the likes of Neil McCann and James McFadden.
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An apology was issued by the BBC after the remarks made against Traynor and Stewart hasn’t appeared on BBC productions since. There looked to have been serious doubt over his future with the public broadcaster.
It’s now been confirmed though that he will return to his roles after being reminded and accepting editorial conduct. Stewart was first taken off air for commentary duties at Hearts v Kilmarnock.
He had been scheduled to provide the co-commentary for the Gorgie meeting but had been told hours before that his services weren’t required. It came a day after allegations made against former journalist and Rangers man Traynor.
This announcement comes ahead of Scottish Cup quarter final action. The ties will play out across the whole of this weekend, with Hibs v Inverness and St Mirren v Aberdeen set to be shown live on the BBC.