Paul O’Grady has shared his reaction to the news that BBC Radio 2 will be withdrawing its show until May.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the presenter – who is perhaps best known for starring as Lily Savage in the 1980s and leading ITV For the love of dogs – explained that he would not be returning to the Sunday evening 5-7 p.m. slot “for a while” due to a “new regime” set by the broadcaster.
“Now I’m doing 13 weeks, then 13, which has nothing to do with me because it’s a management decision,” O’Grady, 66, revealed. “So all good and provided I’m not in India or Borneo, travel restrictions permitting, I should be back in May. Take it easy.”
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Elsewhere, he confirmed that the segment’s numbers have “soared” in recent weeks, and noted how grateful he is for everyone’s support.
“A big thank you to everyone listening. While I’m at it, I’d also like to thank my producer…sounds great…Malcolm Prince, who is one of the best in the business and hasn’t not cracked once in the 14 years we’ve been on the air.”
Earlier this week, it was announced that the comedian and Celebrities go meet narrator Rob Beckett would replace O’Grady on the show Wireless, which the latter has run since 2009.
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“As someone with inhumane energy levels, I’m incredibly grateful and excited that the BBC is leaving me on the air to try and pump up anyone who’s feeling the weekend blues,” the player said. 36 years old. in a report.
“Whether your football team lost, your plans were canceled or you burned your roast dinner, we’ll have you smiling – and if you’re already smiling, expect a full Cheshire Cat smile.”
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