Steve Wright, 68, tells listeners he ‘doesn’t want to go to bits’ as he starts final afternoon show

THE GREATEST HITTERS OF RADIO 2 TAKING A STEP BACK

STEVE WRIGHT

Steve Wright announced he would stop hosting his daily afternoon show in July

Steve Wright announced he would stop hosting his daily afternoon show in July

Radio 2 fans deplored the BBC’s decision to replace popular DJ Steve Wright with Radio 1’s Scott Mills, as the corporation seeks to “try something different”.

As he left Wogan House in July, wearing a purple shirt, red-striped tie and suit jacket, Wright told reporters it was “very nice of him to come,” adding, “That’s just the way it is. You know, sometimes people like you, sometimes they don’t.

“Sometimes they want to make changes, give you another offer, and that’s fine, I get it, I really get it.”

TONY BLACKBURN

Tony Blackburn

Tony Blackburn

Tony Blackburn has also taken a step back

In June, Tony Blackburn attacked the BBC for its ‘strange’ decision to move his show from Radio 2.

The 79-year-old DJ appeared to blame the decision on ageism, saying in a social media post that “there’s a lot of it”.

Blackburn criticized the ‘crazy’ decision on Twitter, with fans of the show flocking to support the former Radio 1 DJ. One commented that the BBC was “making a lot of mistakes” in changing the schedule.

CARLOS CRAIG

craig charles

craig charles

Craig Charles also lost his Saturday night slot in the BBC’s ongoing reshuffle.

Craig Charles’s Radio 2 show on Saturday night was canceled as part of a major shake-up of the BBC channel, causing an uproar from fans.

The 57-year-old star has been hosting his Craig Charles’ House Party show on Saturdays from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. since 2014.

In a series of other changes, Drag Race star Michelle Visage will permanently join the station with a 7-9 p.m. Friday timeslot.

VANESSA FELTZ

In July, Vanessa Feltz quit her morning breakfast show after nearly 20 years on the air.

In July, Vanessa Feltz quit her morning breakfast show after nearly 20 years on the air.

In July, Vanessa Feltz quit her morning breakfast show after nearly 20 years on the air.

Also in July, Vanessa Feltz quit her morning breakfast show after nearly 20 years on the air.

Feltz said she had to quit “to catch up on a much-needed decade’s sleep deficit” and use her “energy-boosting sleep” to “play with her fiancé Ben Ofoedu,” who irritatingly remains 10 years older. younger than me .’

Breaking into her show when she announced the news to her listeners, the star said she would “try not to cry.”

… AND THEIR REPLACEMENTS?

Scott’s Mills

Scott Mills is stepping down from his weekday afternoon slot on Radio 1 to succeed radio legend Steve Wright as host of his show.

It comes after the station said goodbye to Radio 1 breakfast presenter Nick Grimshaw and Future Sounds star Annie Mac last year.

MICHELLE’S FACE

Michelle Visage presents a permanent space on Friday nights from 7 to 9 pm on Radio 2

Michelle Visage presents a permanent space on Friday nights from 7 to 9 pm on Radio 2

Michelle Visage presents a permanent space on Friday nights from 7 to 9 pm on Radio 2

Michelle Visage presents a permanent schedule on Friday nights from 7 to 9 pm on Radio 2.

The Drag Race judge, who rose to fame in the late 1980s in the United States as a member of the girl band Seduction, came to the attention of the general public in the 2010s as a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. .

But after crossing the pond to the UK in 2019, Visage, who joked that she was “a British gay man” in a previous life, found a new fan base, starring on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother UK and staying on. the house for 30 days.

Four years later, she became an instant favorite when she strutted across the stage at Strictly with Giovanni Pernice in 2019.

ANGELA GRIFFIN

Waterloo Road actress Angela Griffin hosts Radio 2 Unwinds

Waterloo Road actress Angela Griffin hosts Radio 2 Unwinds

Waterloo Road actress Angela Griffin hosts Radio 2 Unwinds

Waterloo Road actress Angela Griffin hosts Radio 2 Unwinds, a Sunday night show (10pm-midnight) to take listeners on an “exhilarating musical journey across genres and decades, to help them relax and unwind”.

She said: ‘I am delighted to be given my own BBC Radio 2 show. I loved hosting my series last year as I was already a huge fan of the station so I am proud to have my first proper weekly programme.

“I’ll be bringing two hours of laid-back tunes curated by myself and listeners, to help kick back and relax ahead of next week.”

dj spoon

DJ Spoony presents a Friday night slot from 9 to 11 pm on Radio 2

DJ Spoony presents a Friday night slot from 9 to 11 pm on Radio 2

DJ Spoony presents a Friday night slot from 9 to 11 pm on Radio 2

DJ Spoony presents a space on Friday nights from 9 to 11 pm on Radio 2.

The BBC website describes the show as: “Two non-stop happy hours of upbeat tunes, soulful house and lyrical garage tunes to make you feel good.”

WHO ELSE HAS RECENTLY LEFT THE BBC AND RADIO 2?

ANDRES MARR

Andrew Marr resigned from the Corporation last winter to present programs on LBC and Classic FM.

Andrew Marr resigned from the Corporation last winter to present programs on LBC and Classic FM.

Andrew Marr resigned from the Corporation last winter to present programs on LBC and Classic FM.

Andrew Marr resigned from the Corporation last winter to host shows on LBC and Classic FM, and is believed to have significantly raised his salary to £339,999 on the move.

Marr’s new weekday show will see him become the newest member of the LBC lineup, which includes Nick Ferrari, James O’Brien, Eddie Mair, Shelagh Fogarty, Iain Dale, Tom Swarbrick, David Lammy, Camilla Tominey and Matt Frei.

EMILY MAITLIS and JON SOPEL

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel followed Andrew Marr and jumped ship for LBC in February

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel followed Andrew Marr and jumped ship for LBC in February

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel followed Andrew Marr and jumped ship for LBC in February

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel followed Andrew Marr and jumped ship for LBC in February of this year.

The veteran journalists caused turmoil at Broadcasting House after deciding to join Leicester Square-based Global, which is also home to Nick Ferrari, Eddie Mair, Shelagh Fogarty and James O’Brien.

Maitlis, who anchored Newsnight, has received a number of impartiality complaints against him due to his tweets and on-air comments about the pandemic, the Tory government and former Boris Johnson senior adviser Dominic Cummings.

DAN WALKER

Dan Walker has also jumped ship and left the BBC, joining Channel 5 to be the main presenter on their revamped 5News team.

Dan Walker has also jumped ship and left the BBC, joining Channel 5 to be the main presenter on their revamped 5News team.

Dan Walker has also jumped ship and left the BBC, joining Channel 5 to be the main presenter on their revamped 5News team.

Dan Walker has also jumped ship and left the BBC, joining Channel 5 to be the main presenter for their revamped 5News team.

He walked away from his £295,000-a-year role in Beeb.

The BBC dismissed the ‘brain drain’ of top talent and abandoned the station as ‘people come, people go’.

GRAHAM NORTON

Graham Norton leaves Radio 2 before Christmas 2020

Graham Norton leaves Radio 2 before Christmas 2020

Graham Norton leaves Radio 2 before Christmas 2020

Graham Norton left Radio 2 before Christmas 2020, but his hugely popular talk show is still broadcast on BBC television.

He said in a statement at the time: “Obviously I’m sad to walk away from my Radio 2 show.” I will miss being a part of the Wogan House family, as well as the listeners and their lives.’

SIMON MAYO

Simon Mayo left BBC Radio 2 for Scala Radio in 2019

Simon Mayo left BBC Radio 2 for Scala Radio in 2019

Simon Mayo left BBC Radio 2 for Scala Radio in 2019

Simon Mayo left BBC Radio 2 for Scala Radio in 2019.

In May of this year, he called the station a “soul destroyer” for the “hoops” he makes people jump through to get a show greenlit, adding that his two-man-fronted podcast “doesn’t would stand no chance” in today’s awakening age.

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