Miriam O’Reilly – the axed presenter who won an ageism claim against the BBC – could return as a daytime TV host.

She revealed that she has been in discussions with BBC daytime controller Liam Keelan about a role in the summer.

Miriam told BBC Radio 5 Live that she has ‘been talking about a month’s work in June’.

She brought a case to an employment tribunal alleging age discrimination, after losing her role on BBC One’s Countryfile when it switched to a primetime slot. She won the case earlier this year.

She is returning to screens on Thursday night for an ITV1 investigation into ageism on screen, Too Old For TV.

Despite taking on the BBC during her costly legal battle, a return may be on the cards, but she told Victoria Derbyshire that the daytime slot was not a done deal.

“I’ve had nothing definite yet – I’m still waiting to hear,” she said.

She said it was difficult to know whether figures at the BBC would accept her coming back after the high-profile case.

The presenter said she had heard personally from BBC director general Mark Thompson who ‘said he was very sorry about the way I was treated’.

She claimed he told her the BBC had to change as a result of the attitudes her case had brought to light.