Vanessa Feltz is leaving BBC Radio 2

Vanessa Feltz has change into the most recent begin to abandon the BBC and can provide her Radio 2 display for the general time on Friday.

The 60-year-old presenter, whose wage of greater than £400,000 makes her the BBC’s eighth-highest earner, has surrender her early morning breakfast display after just about two decades on air.

Ms Feltz mentioned she needed to step down ‘to compensate for a much-needed decade’s deficit of good looks sleep’ and use her ‘energy-boosting shut-eye’ to ‘frolic along with her fiancé Ben Ofoedu ‘who irritatingly stays 10 years more youthful than me.’

Breaking down on her display this morning as she introduced the inside track to her listeners, the celebrity mentioned she would ‘take a look at to not cry’. 

She mentioned: ‘I’ve one thing to let you know, and I do know you realize that I like you – oh I knew I used to be going to cry however I’m going to check out no longer too…’

‘It has been an honour to percentage the early hours with you.’

The celebrity follows DJ Steve Wright who surrender his Radio 2 display live to tell the tale air previous this month after greater than 40 years with the broadcaster.

Vanessa Feltz

Vanessa Feltz has change into the most recent begin to abandon the BBC and can provide Radio 2 for the general time on Friday. Pictured: Announcing the inside track to her listeners on Thursday morning 

The 60-year-old presenter (pictured), whose salary of more than £400,000 makes her the BBC's eighth-highest earner, has quit her early morning breakfast show after nearly 20 years on air

The 60-year-old presenter (pictured), whose wage of greater than £400,000 makes her the BBC’s eighth-highest earner, has surrender her early morning breakfast display after just about two decades on air

In a observation shared this morning, Ms Feltz mentioned: ‘I’ve liked each and every second with my Radio 2 ‘Early Birds’ and can omit my Lovely Listeners, Jolly Good Fellows and liked pals and associates at Radio 2 with all my center. However, after virtually 12 completely happy years, I now want to step right down to compensate for a miles crucial decade’s deficit of good looks sleep!

‘It’s been an honour and privilege to be the Breakfast voice of BBC Radio London for two decades and even though I’m leaving the display, I’ll proceed to be expecting hugs from my pretty listeners after I see them at the streets of London!

‘I can revel in a dollop of energy-boosting shut-eye to swing from zip-lines with my 3 bubbling grandchildren and frolic with my fiancé Ben, who irritatingly stays 10 years more youthful than me!’

Speaking at the Radio 2 breakfast display after Ms Feltz introduced her departure, Zoe Ball described her fellow presenter as ‘at all times glamorous and moderately in all probability the cleverest individual I do know’.

She added: ‘I’m no longer going to lie, we’re all in tears at Radio 2. She’s at all times been outrageous and the toughest running lass.

Ms Feltz (left) said she had to step down 'to catch up on a much-needed decade's deficit of beauty sleep' and use her 'energy-boosting shut-eye' to 'frolic with her fiancé Ben Ofoedu (right) who 'irritatingly remains 10 years younger than me'

Ms Feltz (left) mentioned she needed to step down ‘to compensate for a much-needed decade’s deficit of good looks sleep’ and use her ‘energy-boosting shut-eye’ to ‘frolic along with her fiancé Ben Ofoedu (proper) who ‘irritatingly stays 10 years more youthful than me’

‘Wherever she is going subsequent, no matter she does, she can be golden at it and be very fortunate to have her. We will give her the bumps sooner or later.’

Discussing the celebs go out, Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, mentioned: ‘For virtually 12 years, Vanessa has made her reside weekday Early Breakfast Show her very personal kingdom, and I’d love to thank her wholeheartedly for the hundreds of middle-of-the-night begins she’s made to entertain the Radio 2 listeners. 

‘On behalf of them, in addition to everybody in Wogan House, I’d love to ship Lady V our easiest needs for the long run.’

Chris Burns, Controller Local Audio Commissioning, added: ‘Every weekday Vanessa has breezed immediately from her Radio 2 programme into the Radio London breakfast display, slightly pausing for breath. She has without difficulty entertained her ‘pretty listener’ and sternly held town’s and nation’s choice makers to account.

Moving on: BBC Radio has announced a major shake-up as Steve Wright revealed he is leaving his long-running Radio 2 afternoon slot and will be replaced by Scott Mills

Moving on: BBC Radio has introduced a big shake-up as Steve Wright published he’s leaving his long-running Radio 2 afternoon slot and can be changed via Scott Mills

‘The brightest spark it’s essential ever meet – regardless of how early it’s and what is going on within the information – to mention Vanessa’s voice can be neglected is an underestimation. We want her smartly and thank her dearly for her improbable carrier.’ 

The broadcaster started presenting the Radio 2 Early Breakfast Show in January 2011, from 5am to six.30am, which used to be prolonged to 4am from January 2021. 

Ms Feltz will quilt for Jeremy Vine for 2 weeks as deliberate and bid farewell to Radio 2 listeners on Friday 26 August.

Radio 2 and BBC Radio London will announce their new respective morning schedules at a later date.

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