PaulO’Grady has quit his Radio 2 Sunday autumn show after 14 times in the rearmost BBC shake-up.
In a statement, the TV presenter, 67, said,” I have loved doing my Sunday autumn show for the last 14 times, and I am going to miss my listeners as well as the fun I have had with my patron Malcolm Prince, but I feel that now is the right time to go.”
Paul’s departure is the rearmost in a string of changes to the BBC Radio schedule, with several big names being dropped from the broadcaster lately.
The BBC stated,” We’re sad to say that after 14 times on Sunday afterlife, Paul O’Grady has decided to leave Radio 2. We wish Paul the veritably stylish of luck and a stopgap to perform with him likewise in the future.”
Paul’s last agenda on the station will be on Sunday, August 14, as he ends his current 13- week run.
Suckers took to Twitter to state their disappointment at the radio stager’s departure, saying Paul is” irreplaceable”.
One wrote,” PaulO’Grady is a natural on the radio, and his Sunday show has been a good listen. All good effects must end, but this is a real shame. All the stylish to Paul and, of course@malprin. Irreplaceable.”
While another addict vented, “@BBCRadio2 you’re off your followership ain’t 18 yr pasts down that’s Radio One. Getting barred of Steve Wright and Paul O’Grady is silly.”
A third listener chimed,” Loving Sundays harkening PaulO’Grady”.
Back in June, BBC Radio 2 blazoned some huge differences to the schedule, with dearests including Craig Charles also Tony Blackburn failing their usual places.
The broadcaster’s new look line, which sees Drag Race star Michelle Visage permanently joining the station, will air from Fridays to Sundays.
Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s show- on Sundays at 10 pm- night- was also removed- alongside Ana Matronic’s Dance Devotion show.
And last month, the BBC blazoned more changes to the afterlife schedule with heads bouncing Steve Wight’s autumn show after 23 times, while Scott Mills will leave Radio 1 after joining the station in 1998.
The BBC has also said farewell to Chris Stark, who’ll be leaving Radio 1 to concentrate on showing That Peter Crouch Podcast and his podcast with Cook Tom Kerridge, The Pirate Ship.
In January, BBC master Tim Davie said Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries’s decision to indurate the licenced figure for the coming two times meant a£ 285million cut to the program.
He said at the time, and the network would have to consider what would have to go, adding, “Everything is on the docket.”
Steve, 67, will bid good-bye to Wright in the Afternoon, which is published each weekday from 2- 5 pm, at the end of September.
He’ll be replaced by Scott, 49, who’ll host a brand new show from 2- 4 pm, launching in the afterlife.
The broadcaster took home an economic£ 000-£ 999 last time, while Steve made a hefty£ 000-£ 999 when the BBC released the hires.