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Ken Bruce The Eurovision King

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: Ken Bruce The Eurovision King Reply with quote

An article in the Daily Express regarding Ken Bruce Career and Eurovision.

http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/tv-radio/398078/Ken-Bruce-the-Eurovision-King
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good that he's signed a new 3 year contract!

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His wife looks a lot like Sarah Brown (Gordon Brown's wife)
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - their wives may look alike but I reckon Ken is far more financially competent Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Good that he's signed a new 3 year contract!

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Yes good news, Very Happy

It will keep some more ex-r1 types and celebs at bay a bit longer.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Good that he's signed a new 3 year contract!

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ken-bruce-signs-up-radio-1879257?
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't aware there were current rumours about Simon Mayo taking over Ken's show. They were years ago before Evans got Breakfast.

Simon's well established in the Drivetime slot so can't imagine him wanting to change.........

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I wasn't aware there were current rumours about Simon Mayo taking over Ken's show. They were years ago before Evans got Breakfast.

Simon's well established in the Drivetime slot so can't imagine him wanting to change.........

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I'd like Mayo and Evans to swap shows, l could put up with Mayo at breakfast and Evans at 5 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't mind that swap either nod. I've not had R2 on in the morning since Wogan left apart from holidays etc.

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This rumour is prehistoric and goes back to the time when Mayo decided to leave Radio 5 Live when it was announced that it was re-locating to Manchester. A friendly reporter decided to up his profile by floating this rumour in the press but it never had any mileage.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I wouldn't mind that swap either nod. I've not had R2 on in the morning since Wogan left apart from holidays etc.

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Same here, l can't put up with the over enthusiastic shouting at that time of day.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
Helen May wrote:
I wouldn't mind that swap either nod. I've not had R2 on in the morning since Wogan left apart from holidays etc.

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Same here, l can't put up with the over enthusiastic shouting at that time of day.


That would suit me too!
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Despite my dislike of Mr Evans I'm not actually sure it would suit me

I have an excellent breakfast show to listen to already hosted by Simon Bates and I find I'm usually in the car in the late afternoon and I'm enjoying the Mayo Drivetime show more and more

I do agree about the 'Shouting' issue though Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three more years of 'Uncle Ken's Big Gay Disco' is good news!

Interesting to see Ken hopping around some of the issues surrounding Eurovision, though...
I don't agree that it's not political... I didn't expect our songs to win recently, but the point is that many of them have done ridiculously badly in the competition on the night, although strangely they have achieved comparatively strong sales throughout Europe before and after the competition. One might reasonably consider this a little odd?
A certain Terry Wogan was increasingly voicing a truth on this subject that other commentators were, and are still, trying to avoid saying. Understandably, there's no wish to sour things.
On the other hand, I firmly believe that for any competition to really be fun, it has to be reasonably fair.

We'll see if the new voting system helps.
Predictions anyone?
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