Appearing on the station’s breakfast show yesterday, she said the episode had caused “a great deal of embarrassment to family, friends and colleagues.”
Adding that after more than 6 years on the station, “it was a terrible error of judgment to go on air that day.”
“The past few months have been difficult and if you’re a regular to my show, you’ll know I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve but that day, in hindsight, I should not have sat down to do the show.”
She remained on air for half an hour of her final afternoon programme, before a colleague stepped in to take over.
BBC Radio Stoke has confirmed that she will be returning to the station to take over its mid-morning show as planned.
“Paula White has apologised and we have drawn a line under the matter,” said the BBC in a statement.