Fans of Ken Bruce’s BBC Radio 2 show were devastated by the news that his last BBC Radio 2 show will air next Friday, instead of the end of March.
On Friday it was confirmed that Ken will be replaced by Vernon Kay. The well-known TV presenter will take up the role in May following the announcement last month that Scottish broadcasting veteran Bruce would step down from presenting his mid-morning show on the station after 31 years.
Bruce will host his final show from 9:30am to noon on March 3, the BBC confirmed on Friday. However, she issued a statement on Twitter on Friday night suggesting that she is leaving earlier than planned, the Mirror reports.
In a statement on Twitter, he said: “I will be presenting my last show on Radio 2 next Friday. I had intended to run out my contract until the end of March but the BBC have decided they want me to leave earlier. Let’s enjoy the week.” forward!”
The BBC said: “Ken has decided to leave Radio 2 and it has always been known that he will leave in March. Returning to Wogan House for a week after a month of broadcasting the Piano Room sessions in Maida Vale provided a natural break. We wish Ken all the best for the future”.
kay who this year celebrates his 20th wedding anniversary to Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly, is known for presenting several shows on Channel 4’s T4 as well as ITV shows including All Star Family Fortunes, Just The Two Of Us and Beat The Star.
The present day, kay He said: “I am absolutely delighted to be handed the microphone to present the mid-morning show on Radio 2, and what an honor to follow in the footsteps of the mighty Ken Bruce.
“I look forward to playing some of the best music in the world in the company of the Radio 2 listeners whom I feel I must meet over the past 18 months. It’s a dream come true to join the Radio 2 family and I can’t wait to start”.