Scott Mills has made a return to the airwaves as he replaces radio presenter Steve Wright on Radio 2. The long-time radio host left his role as a presenter on BBC Radio 1 in August 2022 after 24 years at the station to move on to new ventures.
Is DJ Steve Wright leaving BBC Radio 2?
Fans have expressed their disappointment in the news that longstanding DJ Steve Wright will be leaving his afternoon show on BBC Radio 2 after 24 years. Wright announced the change on Friday (1 July), that will see his slot be taken over by Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills.
What happened to Steve Wright?
As a result of the shake-up, Mills will leave Radio 1, which has been his home since 1998, and will also no longer present his Saturday morning show on Radio 5 Live. Wright, who will leave afternoons in September, is not leaving the BBC completely and will continue to present Steve Wright’s Sunday Love Songs on Radio 2.
Who is Steve Wright?
He has presented Steve Wright in the Afternoon on the Radio 2 slot since 1999 and also presents Steve Wright’s Sunday Love Songs on the network. Although he’s leaving his regular slot, the popular presenter will be continuing to work for the BBC on various projects.
When did Steve Wright leave the afternoon show?
In 1999, Wright moved to weekdays with his Steve Wright in the Afternoon show, which he has presented for nearly 24 years. Loyal listeners and fans expressed their disappointment when it was announced that the radio legend was leaving the afternoon slot.
Why is Steve Wright finishing on Radio 2?
Announcing that his afternoon show was ending in July, Wright told his listeners that the decision had come at the behest of Radio 2 head Helen Thomas who told him she “wanted to do something different” with the veteran DJ’s afternoon slot.
When is Steve Wright leaving BBC Radio 2?
BBC favourite Steve Wright is leaving Radio 2 today after his final show. The star, 68, announced in July that he would be leaving after 24 years at the station. But when is the final show and what happens next? Here’s everything you need to know.
What happened to Steve Wright in the afternoon?
Steve Wright in the Afternoon began on Radio 2 in 1999, relaunching a show he had hosted on Radio 1 from 1981 to 1993. Mills, whom Wright described as “brilliant and versatile”, will leave Radio 1 to take over the slot, and will no longer present his Saturday morning show on Radio 5 live.
Is Steve Wright retiring?
Steve Wright has stressed that he is not retiring. Photograph: Jane Mingay/PA Steve Wright has signed off from his final Radio 2 afternoon show with the DJ thanking his listeners for tuning in for the last 23 years.
Who is the new Radio 2 DJ?
Who are the presenters on Radio 2?
With its roster of presenters now including Mills, Kay, Jo Whiley, Trevor Nelson, Zoe Ball and Sara Cox, Radio 2’s schedule now resembles that of Radio 1 in the early 2000s.
What happened to BBC Radio 2 DJ Steve Wright?
BBC Radio 2 DJ Steve Wright has announced his weekday afternoon show is to end after more than 20 years. Wright said Radio 2’s boss had told him she wanted to do “something different” with his mid-afternoon slot. He will be replaced by Scott Mills, who currently hosts afternoons on Radio 1, in a shake-up of the daytime schedule.
What is Radio 2?
Radio 2 is live from the Fab Room at the O2 with hosts Bob Harris, Breland and Bobbie Pryor with a show featuring performances from the Friday night, plus live sessions from Elvie Shane, Randall King, Mackenzie Porter and more, and interviews with Lady A, Midland, Morgan Evans, Matt Stell (3-6pm, Saturday 11th March).
What’s new on BBC Radio 2 in July?
BBC Radio 2 has unveiled a range of weekend schedule changes across Fridays – Sundays from Friday 15 July, including new shows with Angela Griffin, DJ Spoony and Michelle Visage. I’m delighted to welcome Angela, DJ Spoony and Michelle to the Radio 2 family and looking forward to hearing their new weekly shows on Radio 2 from July.