Iain Lee has left talkRADIO.
The 46-year-old presenter has announced via social media that his four-year tenure on the station has come to an end, after talkRADIO chose not to offer him a new contract.
In a message posted on his Twitter account, Iain explained: "I’ve been waiting for a while to find out if my contract was going to be renewed and today I was finally told that, no, it isn’t. I won’t be going back on air. My last show was last night’s (which I thought was a little dull, a 5 out of 10 only! Out with a whimper!).
"I have had an amazing 4 years at talkRADIO. I’m the only host to be in the original slot that I asked for 4 years after the station started. The only host to have won an industry award (2 ARIAs actually, Best Speech Presenter 2017 and Best Radio Moment 2020). The only host to have saved 2 lives on air.
"The only host to have helped a hopeless alcoholic find redemption. The only host to have had an actual breakdown on the radio. The only host to have told the truth about your prime minister being a racist idiot.
"I could not have done this without my producer and later co-host Katherine Boyle. She was the real power behind the show, not me. I love you Katherine and I know that we made something unique.
"Only you and I know what went on behind the scenes, and yet we stayed true to our aim – to bring more silliness and humanity to the radio. (sic)"
Iain also revealed he’s already keen to find another radio job.
He wrote: "Thank you listeners. All of you. You showed me that I was right to swim against the tide. You joined our silly little gang and played along. I am eternally grateful."
Iain added: "Oh, and radio controllers and programmers…got any cover shifts going? (sic)"