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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:31 am    Post subject: Rylan joining Radio 2 Reply with quote

It's been confirmed today that Rylan Clark-Neal will be replacing Zoe Ball on Saturday afternoons when she moves to Breakfast.

Once again, I feel the station is less and less for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just knew that they were earmarking him for a regular spot. I can't take more of him than the time it takes my thumb to press the remote.

I'm just thankful I'm a sports nut, so it's Five Live on a Saturday, or family stuff.

I'm also conscious that I'm turning into Stadler or Waldorf...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian I agree with you, there is very little left that I enjoy now.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I said in the RAJARs thread the listening figures for Saturday have actually gone up this year so I just can't see the logic for this move at all. With Johnnie Walker's Rock Show following Liza Tarbuck that's a pretty solid schedule of older-skewing fairly nostalgic listening from Pick of the Pops at 1pm to Craig Charles at 10pm. Putting 3 hours of Rylan in the middle sticks out like a sore thumb.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As someone who is very proud to say that I have never watched a single episode of "Britain's Got Strictly No Celebrity X-Factor" I have absolutely no idea who he is. I have a horrible idea he was sitting in for someone recently and I nearly slipped a disc in my rush to get to the off switch. It's good to see that Radio 2 has now left the bottom of the barrel and is busy underneath the barrel.

Is there some Holy Writ that says we can't have proper radio broadcasters instead of these unqualified celebs.


Exits left, feeling nostalgic for Richard Allinson and Stuart Maconie
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I miss those 2 who were great in that Saturday afternoon slot.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number Six wrote:
I have a horrible idea he was sitting in for someone recently and I nearly slipped a disc in my rush to get to the off switch.

Yes, he sat in for Zoe over the summer and was awful.

I have to say I'm not much of a fan but he's not too bad in small doses on certain things. 3 hours is too much though - he doesn't know much about music, he doesn't really have much to say, and at 26 (allegedly) feels too young for Radio 2.

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Exits left, feeling nostalgic for Richard Allinson and Stuart Maconie

Well, this is it, isn't it? We lose Alex Lester, Janice Long, Bob Harris etc and get this in return. Hardly seems a fair swap.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Exits left, feeling nostalgic for Richard Allinson and Stuart Maconie

Well, this is it, isn't it? We lose Alex Lester, Janice Long, Bob Harris etc and get this in return. Hardly seems a fair swap.


I feel very nostalgic for those days, when I had Radio 2 on just about all day and Saturday afternoons were unmissable: Pick Of The Pops, Richard Allinson, Stuart Maconie's Critical List. Some of the comedy shows were good too, such as News Huddlines, surely now is a good time to have a similar show on again. It's Been A Bad Week was another one I enjoyed. Some good documentaries too before I burnt the midnight oil with Bob Harris' weekend show.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Rylan joining Radio 2 Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
It's been confirmed today that Rylan Clark-Neal will be replacing Zoe Ball on Saturday afternoons when she moves to Breakfast.

Once again, I feel the station is less and less for me.


Yes, it goes from bad to worse , very liitle left particular weekdays, and saturday Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Rylan joining Radio 2 Reply with quote

nod wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
It's been confirmed today that Rylan Clark-Neal will be replacing Zoe Ball on Saturday afternoons when she moves to Breakfast.

Once again, I feel the station is less and less for me.


Yes, it goes from bad to worse , very liitle left particular weekdays, and saturday Rolling Eyes


There isn't much left for me either, just Sounds of the 70s and sometimes the first year on Pick of the Pops. Sad times! Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hang on to Ken Bruce but the music is getting worse all the time. That's it for the daytime schedule since it's now full of hyperactive old men, Evans, Vine and Wright, getting more and more over excited.

Fortunately I can listen again at my desk so I keep up with SOTS, SOTS, POTP but that's about it. A far cry from the glory days when it was wall to wall R2
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number Six wrote:
I hang on to Ken Bruce but the music is getting worse all the time. That's it for the daytime schedule since it's now full of hyperactive old men, Evans, Vine and Wright, getting more and more over excited.

Fortunately I can listen again at my desk so I keep up with SOTS, SOTS, POTP but that's about it. A far cry from the glory days when it was wall to wall R2


Same here, only Ken weekdays. I try with SOT60s, great music but don't like it with Blackburn.

Thank goodness for 6music, I may not like all the music but at least it makes music the priority.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rylan starts this weekend in a blaze of hype. I thought Angela Scanlan was a decent stand-in for Zoe so I don't know why they've brought in someone with no radio experience instead.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Rylan starts this weekend in a blaze of hype. I thought Angela Scanlan was a decent stand-in for Zoe so I don't know why they've brought in someone with no radio experience instead.


Just this last week he was on Would I Lie To You ....then looking through the schedule on Radio 4 Extra I see he has a series of programmes* on there and this morning it was announced he is to co-host It Takes Two (Strictly spin off) with Zoe Ball. He definitely knows where the bodies are buried...there is no question about that. I fully expect to see him reading the news in the not too distant future, just before he takes over as D.G. Rolling Eyes

* His husband Daniel Clark-Neal is executive producer on that.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is curious that when lots of white males are losing presenting slots he's picking them up despite no discernable talent. His Saturday show on Radio 2 is just awful. He seems a nice chap but has no idea about music or how to speak to other people, and his stories are simple and dull. It would be bad enough, but sandwiched between Gambo and Liza Tarbuck he comes off even worse.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is curious Ian and I don't think it bodes well for the future. Gillian Reynolds wrote a few weeks ago that radio as we know it is finished, she didn't like the thought herself mind you.

I caught a little bit of one of his first shows and now make a point of switching off if I happen to be listening at that time.

I agree with Becky's thought that he will be everywhere before long, sadly.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just noticed that he is hosting the rebooted Supermarket Sweep. I suppose it's too much to hope for that that is the end of his R2 career?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We can live in hope!

I see he was hosting his show from Ibiza last Saturday..... are they trying to re live our Radio 1 days??? Rolling Eyes

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Number Six wrote:
I've just noticed that he is hosting the rebooted Supermarket Sweep. I suppose it's too much to hope for that that is the end of his R2 career?


He also has a new programme starting on primetime BBC TV. Rolling Eyes

You Are What You Wear (w/t, 4x60') is set in a department store of dreams where every size and shape is catered for and which stocks everything from vintage to high street steals and designer items.

Each episode will follow four customers as they come to the store in the hope of solving a fashion dilemma or undergoing a complete transformation. The customers are each invited into a fitting room with a giant mirror, where they are asked to look at their reflection and articulate what they see. In this emotional moment, they open up to Rylan about their insecurities and how they really feel about themselves.

This series has a unique mix of humour, emotion and consumer take out and Rylan is such a joy at the heart of proceedings.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original title was Are You Being Shafted?
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oldraver wrote:
The original title was Are You Being Shafted?


LOL Raver!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heheh...it does sound a bit John Inman, H!

I've caught bits of Celebrity Gogglebox over the last couple of weeks and Rylan's mother is funnier than he is. Mind you, that's not difficult. She's good, though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Heheh...it does sound a bit John Inman, H!

I've caught bits of Celebrity Gogglebox over the last couple of weeks and Rylan's mother is funnier than he is. Mind you, that's not difficult. She's good, though.

That's why she's on his Radio 2 show every week. But they talk so much you may as well listen to Radio 4. There was a 20-minute period the other week where he only played one song, the rest was awkward chat with callers.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I've heard her on the promo clips for his show, but haven't been either brave or foolhardy enough to tune into it, save for hearing a part of a quiz, while driving a few weeks back, which wasn't as painful as I'd expected.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't want parents of celebrities waffling on, on a music radio programme - I want a person who plays music and knows what they're talking about,re the music . Of course have people on who play/have knowledge of music as guests but not your family!! Not too much to ask is it? ....it would seem so.

Same goes for Robbie Savage on his football programme on 5 Live (during the football season) - his mum 'stars' on that. Rolling Eyes

The BBC really is going down the drain. Evil or Very Mad
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becky sharp wrote:
I don't want parents of celebrities waffling on, on a music radio programme - I want a person who plays music and knows what they're talking about,re the music . Of course have people on who play/have knowledge of music as guests but not your family!! Not too much to ask is it? ....it would seem so.

Same goes for Robbie Savage on his football programme on 5 Live (during the football season) - his mum 'stars' on that. Rolling Eyes

The BBC really is going down the drain. Evil or Very Mad


I totally agree Becky, especially about your last sentence.

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