Stephanie Hirst
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Sex change DJ on attitudes to gender reassignment

Simon Hirst, a Capital FM Yorkshire presenter, announced last week that he was becoming Stephanie Hirst. Over the summer he had suddenly disappeared from the airwaves.

A letter from Global Radio, which owns Capital FM, said it did not think the topic of gender reassignment was suitable for the shows that he presented when he was a man and that it was in his best interests to come off the radio.

Sima went to meet Stephanie at her home in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

First broadcast on the Today programme on 16 October 2014

  • 16 Oct 2014