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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:08 am    Post subject: Chris Evans leaving Radio 2 Reply with quote

Announced this morning - Chris will be leaving the breakfast show, and the whole station, in December 2018!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2018/chris-evans-radio-2?ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=corporate&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_press_office
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just chanced across that while on the way to Ken Bruce for a bit of Popmaster.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/p06k4qlx
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you can imagine I'm overjoyed but I'm not sure I'll like whoever steps in.At least I won't have to endure his voice on endless trails though so that has got to be a plus! Very Happy

I wonder if Simon Mayo might take it after the crazy Drivetime experiment?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they'll go for celebrity or yoof, H. Whoever it is, I wouldn't be listening.

He's off to Virgin Radio to do the breakfast show.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes the show is unreconisable from what it was prior to him.

If Simon does get it, Gillian Reynolds will have been right!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did Gillian say, then? I've got one complimentary article outstanding from the Times this week...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She said that we'd probably have to put up with Drivetime as it is now for a year or so then they would do something about it, or one of them would leave. She ended by saying she hoped it wouldn't be Simon that left.

The time scale would be almost spot on if one of them went. Actually Jo could go to Breakfast and give Drivetime back to Simon. It would give them the female that they obviously want.............

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That did cross my brain cell earlier, H...Jo Whiley going to breakfast. It'd be a face saver for Lewis Carnage as well. It will definitely be a woman, so that'd be her, Zoe Ball, the Winkle and Cox, vying for it. Maybe Sara as she sits in, thus making R2 officially an 80's station.

I remember you posting that, now you mention it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bookies favourite is Zoe Ball, followed by Sara Cox. I reckon it'll be Cox, but who knows with this bunch in charge?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first thought was Sara Cox too Ian.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:

He's off to Virgin Radio to do the breakfast show.

History repeats itself again! After getting his marching orders from Radio 1 back in the 1990s, didn't he then move onto Virgin and eventually get the boot from there for very similar reasons?!
Who knows who will take over (apart from the R2 powers-that-be) I have heard Sara deputise for him and she does an ok job imho. If she does take over full time, at least she will be able to turn the show into what she wants it to be, as would whoever gets the gig.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My vote is for someone who doesn't shout at you in a morning, and has something worthwhile to talk about, not just doing shoutouts and reading out email/tweets etc .

Please not another ex 1980/90s Radio 1 DJ, R2 has too many already Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
oldraver wrote:

He's off to Virgin Radio to do the breakfast show.

History repeats itself again! After getting his marching orders from Radio 1 back in the 1990s, didn't he then move onto Virgin and eventually get the boot from there for very similar reasons?!
Who knows who will take over (apart from the R2 powers-that-be) I have heard Sara deputise for him and she does an ok job imho. If she does take over full time, at least she will be able to turn the show into what she wants it to be, as would whoever gets the gig.


He bought it, didn't he? Then sold it off for a fantastic profit. Which is a big reason why he can afford to go back, for fun, I suppose. Lauren Laverne will gain a lot of listeners, I would imagine, when she takes over the 6 Music breakfast show.

As for your wish, Nod, I can't think of anyone!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris has intimated he likes a challenge, rather than staying static, so his next challenge must surely be how many listeners he can take with him to Virgin from Radio 2.

Judging by the mostly sad comments,on Twitter, that he was going (before it was announced he was going to Virgin) I think quite a few will follow him.

I liked Ken's reaction to the news at the change over...Smile

I saw pictures of Richard Bacon,Zoe Ball, Sara Cox and Simon Mayo,side by side, on the BBC website under a headline of "who will be next?" (or something like that)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
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I saw pictures of Richard Bacon,Zoe Ball, Sara Cox and Simon Mayo,side by side, on the BBC website under a headline of "who will be next?" (or something like that)


Please let it be Simon Mayo from that lot.

Winkleman and O'Leary also get a mention Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
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I saw pictures of Richard Bacon,Zoe Ball, Sara Cox and Simon Mayo,side by side, on the BBC website under a headline of "who will be next?" (or something like that)


Please let it be Simon Mayo from that lot.

Winkleman and O'Leary also get a mention Rolling Eyes


If Simon did get the job I would retune to the Radio 2 Breakfast show in a heartbeat.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too Becky!

It would also appear that Sarah Vine (no relation to Jeremy but actually Mrs Michael Gove!) said today that she'll be able to listen to Radio 2 again after Evans goes.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Me too Becky!

It would also appear that Sarah Vine (no relation to Jeremy but actually Mrs Michael Gove!) said today that she'll be able to listen to Radio 2 again after Evans goes.

Yes, but she's a horrible woman. I'm not sure I want to be part of a club that she's in.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Helen May wrote:
Me too Becky!

It would also appear that Sarah Vine (no relation to Jeremy but actually Mrs Michael Gove!) said today that she'll be able to listen to Radio 2 again after Evans goes.

Yes, but she's a horrible woman. I'm not sure I want to be part of a club that she's in.

I just won't go to any of the club's meet ups. Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
My vote is for someone who doesn't shout at you in a morning, and has something worthwhile to talk about, not just doing shoutouts and reading out email/tweets etc .

Please not another ex 1980/90s Radio 1 DJ, R2 has too many already Rolling Eyes


I heartily agree with every word you have said nod, but I am not hopeful!
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nod wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
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I saw pictures of Richard Bacon,Zoe Ball, Sara Cox and Simon Mayo,side by side, on the BBC website under a headline of "who will be next?" (or something like that)


Please let it be Simon Mayo from that lot.

Winkleman and O'Leary also get a mention Rolling Eyes


From his Twitter feed it's looking like it won't be Simon.. Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone does bet on it, then I think that they must have more money than sense. A favourite must be Sara Cox as she is the most frequent stand-in. But then let's look back to when Johnnie Walker stood down from Drivetime. Stuart Maconie was the regular stand-in when Johnnie was away. Did he get the gig full time when Johnnie left?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a horrible feeling it will be someone equally as awful as Evans.
The controller knows best. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This from today's Daily Mirror: https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/zoe-ball-lined-up-replace-13257954
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read the same elsewhere LEE. I'm not sure who would be worse of the 2 so called 'forerunners'.

For me I don't know that I would ever listen again to Breakfast as the show is no longer like what most of us here would wish for (I think I'm right with my assumption?) so I wonder does it matter who they get to present it?

Sorry to sound so disilusioned, but it's the way I feel about the world right now...........

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Helen May wrote:


Sorry to sound so disilusioned, but it's the way I feel about the world right now...........

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Me too Aitch. At least you shouldn't need as many paracetamols as I don't think either are such shouters as Evans.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard this mentioned on Radio 4 this morning. Another disappointing choice!
I really miss having a breakfast show to listen to, I am all Brexited out by the Today programme. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah well. Wasn't a surprise, was it? Had to be between those two. Doesn't bother me in the slightest, as I don't have R2 on that early. I've recently taken to You Tubing local history while I have my tea and toast, or listen again . Of course, if anyone knows of a decent breakfast show, that doesn't assault the ears or the brain cell, then I'm happy to experiment.

I have discovered a station that I like a fair bit and that's Cyber Rock. Hardly any talking or ads and a very varied playlist. DAB for these parts and online nationwide.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would have much preferred Sara Cox.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As would most people, I think. I'm looking forward to see what Lauren Laverne comes up with, when she takes on the 6Music breakfast show.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confirmed:Zoe Ball is the new breakfast show host as of January 2019
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Warwickshire bear wrote:
Confirmed:Zoe Ball is the new breakfast show host as of January 2019


As my o/h just said, a female Chris Evans. Oh well, that's me disappointed yet again! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmmm. Not sure, but it probably won't be for me as it's as much about what the show has become since the Shouty One remodelled it as it is about who presents it.

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May I take this opportunity to introduce you to the best station that you could ever want to listen to, at this particular time?

Cyber Gold. Trust me. It lives up to it's name. Hardly any talk and wonderful music. I guarantee that within 20-30 minutes, you will agree.

https://www.cyberradio.co.uk/

Just click here and enjoy...

http://cyberda.com/cybergold.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suits me. I don't listen to R2 at that time od the day anyway and the good news is I may get Saturday afternoons back
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