Vanessa Feltz quits BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio London after almost 20 years

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Vanessa Feltz has announced that she is leaving both her BBC Radio 2 Early Breakfast Show and her BBC Radio London Breakfast Show after almost 20 years.

The 60-year-old announced her decision on her Radio 2 show on Thursday (July 28), revealing she will be leaving in August.

The This Morning regular told listeners: “I have loved every moment with my Radio 2 ‘Early Birds’ and will miss my Lovely Listeners, Jolly Good Fellows and beloved friends and colleagues at Radio 2 with all my heart. However, after almost 12 blissful years, I now need to step down to catch up on a much needed decade’s deficit of beauty sleep!

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“It’s been an honour and privilege to be the Breakfast voice of BBC Radio London for 20 years and although I’m leaving the show, I’ll continue to expect hugs from my lovely listeners when I see them on the streets of London!

“I will enjoy a dollop of energy-boosting shut-eye to swing from zip-lines with my three effervescent grandchildren and frolic with my fiancé Ben, who irritatingly remains 10 years younger than me!"

Head of Radio 2, Helen Thomas, said: "For almost 12 years, Vanessa has made her live weekday Early Breakfast Show her very own kingdom, and I’d like to thank her wholeheartedly for the thousands of middle-of-the-night starts she’s made to entertain the Radio 2 listeners. On behalf of them, as well as everyone in Wogan House, I’d like to send Lady V our very best wishes for the future."

Vanessa's final Radio 2 Early Morning Breakfast Show will be on Friday, July 29 – however she will remain on the BBC station for a while longer.

After a two-week break, she will cover for Jeremy Vine for two weeks from August 15 as previously planned, before saying goodbye to Radio 2 listeners on Friday, August 26.

Vanessa first landed on BBC Radio London with a number of phone-in shows, before taking over the breakfast show in January 2016.

During her time there, she has won many awards including a Sony Gold in 2009 for BBC Radio London, two gold Gillard awards and, in 2017 and 2022, the show won Silver in the Best Speech Breakfast Show category at the Arias (The Radio Academy’s Audio and Radio Industry Awards).

Her final show on BBC Radio London's Breakfast Show will also be Friday, August 26.

The two stations will announce their new morning schedules at a later date.


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