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To hate Jo Wiley

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bridgetjonesmassivepants Thu 03-May-18 18:43:04

Not personally obviously, surprisingly enough I don't know her, but I love the Radio 2 Drivetime programme and she is going to ruin it. I find her voice grating, she has a babyish breathy style that is highly irritating. The Drivetime show was perfect and now they have got rid of homework, foody Thursday with Nigel and they are getting rid of MATT!!!! Are they crazy???

I'm all for gender equality but why can't Jo share a show with Steve Wright as his show is already awful.

I know I may be getting this out of proportion but it feels like this show is part of my life and it's just gone.

beepbeeprichie Thu 03-May-18 18:47:23

YANBU. I’ve never liked her and liked her even less after the shameless promotion of her husband’s bands debacle.;wap

CurlyhairedAssassin Thu 03-May-18 18:48:30

Her style reminds me of a teenager who is trying too hard to be cool and grown up. Also annoyingly coquettish and kiss ass with bands she interviews.

troodiedoo Thu 03-May-18 18:50:40

Yabu she's a woman at the top of her game and lasted longer than most at radio one. Plus she'd hardly fit with Wrighty. Give her l chance

bridgetjonesmassivepants Thu 03-May-18 18:52:43

NO!!! I will not give her a chance!!! I already know that I can't stand her. The only question is: will they limit the amount that she talks enough that I can still enjoy the other bits.

SmileAndNod Thu 03-May-18 18:55:45

I've just had a mini breakdown in the kitchen about this too. Wonder if radio 2 will keep the Simon mayo programme the same if enough of us complain.
I think she'd be suited to a later slot when I'm not cooking dinner

PlatypusPie Thu 03-May-18 18:58:17

Really, really irritating voice

DaphneDeLafontaine Thu 03-May-18 18:59:05

She's probably lovely in real life wink

bridgetjonesmassivepants Thu 03-May-18 18:59:36

I'm listening now to Matt's last show and I actually think I am going to cry!

Petition is needed SmileandNod.

RomaineCalm Thu 03-May-18 19:01:14

I clearly need something else to worry about as my only concern is whether we will keep the Muppets at 5:15 on a Friday. That's officially the start of my weekend.

iMatter Thu 03-May-18 19:01:55

Simon Mayo is giving up his show? 😱

Matt is leaving? 😱

Tell me more


The80sweregreat Thu 03-May-18 19:02:22

I thought she did an evening show - has this finished now? Has Simon mayo left or is she filling in?

bridgetjonesmassivepants Thu 03-May-18 19:03:29

I just read on the Drivetime facebook page that they are getting rid of confessions too??!! Surely that must be a ? WTF are they thinking?

The80sweregreat Thu 03-May-18 19:04:09

Confessions are great.
Sad it’s going

bridgetjonesmassivepants Thu 03-May-18 19:04:21

Mayo and Wiley doing a show together in the 5 - 7 slot. Matt has gone and so have most (all?) of the features.

The80sweregreat Thu 03-May-18 19:05:24

I hope they keep request Friday.

Judashascomeintosomemoney Thu 03-May-18 19:06:01

Arrrggghhh! Whaaaat??? What’s going on? I don’t listen that often but when I do (unsurprisingly when I’m driving smile) I love the Simon Mayo drive time slot. They haven’t really got rid of Nigel and Matt, surely? Haven’t had to drive the DDs this week but I’m back on taxi duty next week, not looking forward to it now. sad I’m sure Jo W is lovely but I just don’t like her style of presenting. Wonder if the listener numbers will drop (or increase I suppose)?

HolyMountain Thu 03-May-18 19:06:31

What is going on !!!!!

I heard Nige di his leaving speech then had my tea and left the kitchen.

What’s going on??

MrsMozart Thu 03-May-18 19:08:41


Nooooooo. On all counts Noooooooooo!

Why do all the good shows get flipping changed.

whatwouldnigellado Thu 03-May-18 19:09:34

Yanbu. Why?!? Just why?!? I miss Matt already!

OhPuddleducks Thu 03-May-18 19:09:40

That is the worst news. Why bin confessions? Why?

Jo Wiley is an a-class smug douche. She needs to wake up and realise that she’s not 27 any more. Same for Fearne Cotton.

bridgetjonesmassivepants Thu 03-May-18 19:09:40

'They' shouldn't be allowed to do this...

OhPuddleducks Thu 03-May-18 19:10:43

Sorry that came out harsher than I’d intended. I just really love confessions.

Tanaqui Thu 03-May-18 19:12:15

I like Jo Whiley! Used to love her with Steve Lamacq. Might tune in!

Petalflowers Thu 03-May-18 19:16:18

I really like Jo Whiley’s Show and the music she played. Who’s now doing the evening slot?

I’m not sure the combination will,work. Also, Simon was fine on his own.

The slot that needs changing is Steve Wright. The only good bit on the show The Oldies. Definantly time for an overhaul there.

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