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Jo Whiley ‘obsessed’ with gardening

Jo Whiley ‘obsessed’ with gardening

Jo Whiley is "obsessed" with her garden. The 53-year-old radio presenter spends her evenings on air as the host of her BBC Radio 2 show, and has said that when she’s not working, she likes to spend time tending to her garden. She said: "I’m obsessed with my garden. My BBC Radio 2 evening show airs from Monday to Thursdays, so I spend the mornings either mowing the lawn, ... »

Jo Whiley caught gardening in her underwear by delivery driver

Jo Whiley caught gardening in her underwear by delivery driver

Jo Whiley was caught gardening in her underwear by a delivery driver. The 53-year-old BBC radio DJ had a very "embarrassing exchange" when the lost driver wandered into her garden to find her wearing gloves teamed with just her bra and panties. Speaking to the Daily Mail newspaper at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, she said: "I couldn’t be bothered to put on a bikini because real... »

Billie Eilish gets Glastonbury stage upgrade

Billie Eilish gets Glastonbury stage upgrade

Billie Eilish has been promoted to a bigger stage at Glastonbury because she is so popular. The 17-year-old pop phenomenon – who only released her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ last month – will no longer be performing on the John Peel Stage as planned, as the Worthy Farm festival’s co-ograniser Emily Eavis has revealed she is "much too b... »

Simon Mayo lands job on new classical station

Simon Mayo lands job on new classical station

Simon Mayo is to lead the presenting line-up for a new classical music radio station. The 60-year-old DJ – who left his BBC Radio 2 drivetime show after eight years shortly before Christmas – will host a mid-morning programme on Scala Radio, which will launch on 4 March, and his segment will boast celebrity interviews, listener interaction and a classical version of his popular ‘... »

Sara Cox ‘bloody loved’ first day on Radio 2 Drivetime show

Sara Cox ‘bloody loved’ first day on Radio 2 Drivetime show

Sara Cox "bloody loved" her first show as the host of the BBC Radio 2 Drivetime slot. The 44-year-old radio presenter took over from Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley as the host of the Drivetime show on Monday (14.01.19), and has said she thoroughly enjoyed her first show in her new job. On Twitter after the show had ended, she wrote: "Bloody loved that radio lark earlier. So much support f... »

Christopher Eccleston threatened to sue the BBC after Doctor Who

Christopher Eccleston threatened to sue the BBC after Doctor Who

Christopher Eccleston threatened to sue the BBC following his departure from the ‘Doctor Who’ series. The 54-year-old actor was given the responsibility of playing the Time Lord for in 2005 in Russell T. Davies’ revival of the sci-fi show – in which he starred opposite singer-turned-actress Billie Piper. However, he departed the role after one series due to a disagreement w... »

Sara Cox named as new BBC Radio 2 drivetime presenter

Sara Cox named as new BBC Radio 2 drivetime presenter

Sara Cox will replace Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley on the BBC Radio 2 Drivetime show. The 43-year-old broadcaster is "beyond chuffed" to have landed the prestigious hosting slot on the UK radio station, which airs weekdays between 5pm to 7pm, after the 60-year-old DJ announced last week that he was leaving to focus on his novel writing career. She said: "I’ve been proud to be part... »

Simon Mayo ‘overwhelmed’ by fans support after quitting Radio 2

Simon Mayo ‘overwhelmed’ by fans support after quitting Radio 2

Simon Mayo has been "overwhelmed" with the support he’s received since quitting BBC Radio 2. The 60-year-old DJ announced on Monday (22.10.18) he is leaving the Drive Time Show on the UK station to focus on his novel writing career and he has been stunned by the reaction of his fans since revealing his decision. On Twitter, he wrote: "A brief PS to yesterday’s fun and ga... »

Simon Mayo: Jo Whiley’s hairy toes made me quit BBC Radio 2

Simon Mayo: Jo Whiley’s hairy toes made me quit BBC Radio 2

Simon Mayo has joked he is leaving BBC Radio 2 because of Jo Whiley’s "hairy toes". The 60-year-old DJ announced on Monday (22.10.18) that he is set to step down from his role hosting the drive time show alongside co-host Jo on the UK radio station, and has now joked his decision to quit was influenced by the sight of Jo’s hairy toes whenever she took her shoes off in the stu... »

Simon Mayo quits BBC Radio 2

Simon Mayo quits BBC Radio 2

Simon Mayo has quit BBC Radio 2. The 60-year-old DJ has decided to leave the drive time show on the UK radio station to focus on his book writing career, as he needed to let go of one of his jobs to allow him to work on his popular tomes. Simon says he’s "sad" to be leaving his co-host Jo Whiley behind at Wogan House, but admits "juggling" the two jobs was proving "i... »

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