Vernon Kay looks set to become, to a greater extent, a long-lasting installation at BBC Radio 2 as he’s purportedly marked a two-year bargain.
The former, I’m A VIP… Get Me Out Of Here star has supposedly inked an agreement to supplant Ken Bruce after the unbelievable telecaster quit the station in January following 45 years.
Watchers have been dazzled by Vernon, 48, lately, as he’s consistently filled in for moderators Zoe Ball and Scott Plants, who have the Morning meal Show and evening programs separately.
With the detailed new arrangement, Vernon will assume control over the 9:30 am space which Bruce, 72, presently has for more than two hours on work days.
It’s claimed that agreements were marked last week, and an announcement is normal on Monday.
‘This is the greatest, most sought-after gig in radio,’ a source said.
They added to The Sun: ‘Ken’s show is the most paid attention to in Europe, so Vernon has huge shoes to fill. However, he’s a warm, simple moderator and audience members have truly taken to him.
‘Vernon has a pile of new, novel thoughts and content, yet won’t be attempting to waste time here – he knows how significant this show is to audience members and maintains that they should feel welcome and safe.
‘Everybody at the Beeb is enormously eager to have him ready.’
Last month, Vernon made all the difference and stepped in to supplant Zoe, 52, on her Morning meal Show when she abruptly became sick and later tried positive for Coronavirus.
Bruce declared the miserable fresh insight about his takeoff from Radio 2 in January, and he’ll have his last show in Spring, with Vernon supposedly set to have his most memorable show in April.
Affirming the news, one said: ‘Nothing stays the same everlastingly, and I have concluded the time is appropriate for me to continue from Radio 2 when I arrive at the finish of my ongoing agreement in Spring.
‘It’s been a tremendously cheerful time for me: I’ve made numerous companions and worked with numerous great partners.
‘In any case, following 45 years of full-time broadcasting on BBC Radio, it’s time for a change.
‘I would pressure that this is completely my choice; however, some new open doors have come up, and I might want to proceed with my career marginally uniquely in the following couple of years, the subtleties of which will be uncovered in practically no time.’
He proceeded: ‘I will constantly be exceptionally glad for my relationship with the BBC and Radio 2 specifically, and I might want to thank every individual who has assisted with making the early-in-the-day show a triumph.’
It’s not the finish of Bruce’s broadcasting career, as he’ll join Most prominent Hits Radio in their 10 am-1 pm beginning on April 3.