If anyone in the UK caught Wonders of the Solar system with Brian Cox on the BBC, you will have seen him comment on the validity or otherwise of astrology.
This caused astrologers to complain and Phil has blogged about it here
Now according to the fan page / group page for Equinox Astrology the BBC, (As I predicted on the blog comments), has caved in.
According to the facebook page the BBC emailed an apology to the person running this site saying
So should we expect Brian to be barred from hosting any programmes on the BBC until he recants?the Professor's comments "were his own, not those of the BBC and were based on his belief that there isn't sufficient evidence to support astrology".
Will the BBC be editing out his comment about astrology before they release the series to DVD or show it in the US?
We had expected better of this broadcasting organisation, and for them to apologise for someone commenting on astrology, which has no evidence whatsoever is bad astronomy in the media in the extreme.
I follow Brian on Twitter and facebook, so may try and alert him to this turn of events