Jonathan Ross will keep his job as a BBC presenter despite the Andrew Sachs obscene phone calls scandal.

The corporation’s governing body has agreed the “right action” has been taken against Jonathan, who was suspended without pay for 12 weeks following the incident.

The BBC Trust, which published its report on the controversy on Friday, said the calls were “grossly offensive” and there was no justification for broadcasting them.

It said the material broadcast on Russell Brand’s Radio 2 show in October was a “deplorable intrusion” into the private lives of Andrew and his granddaughter, Georgina Baillie.

But Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons said: “We are very clear that the director general has taken the right action with respect to Jonathan Ross.”

Mr Lyons also called for more editorial oversight of “high risk programmes”.

He said: “Putting Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross in the same studio, you could have predicted quite straightforwardly was going to be a risky situation. This isn’t rocket science.”

Burlesque dancer Georgina, who was at the centre of the controversy, said she was “happy” with the findings.

She added: “I am pleased that the BBC took the time to do such a thorough investigation… It is now time to draw a line under the matter and move on.”

Andrew’s wife Melody said: “My husband is the most wonderful person you could ever meet. They just picked on the wrong man.

“I don’t suppose he wants to do anything more about it. We are so tired of all this stuff. Whatever they do, they do, but we are so tired of it all.”