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to be extremely narked off by sidelining of over 30s women

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smittenkitten Fri 17-Jul-09 19:33:54

so, in the past week Fern Britton has been replaced by holly willoughby, arlene philips has been sacked in favour of alesha dixon and jo whiley replaced by fearne cotton. and not so long ago that woman off 10 years younger replaced by mylene klass.

I am outraged - who do they think watches these programmes, and more importantly how much disposable income do they/advertisers think the foetuses from these womens generations have???

Join me ladies in boycotting these programmes and their sponsors/advertisers and sending the message that we aren't disposable when we hit 30!

DarrellRivers Fri 17-Jul-09 19:38:52

Gosh, didn't know Jo Whiley was being replaced
Well , Radio 1 is an homage to the moronic
For example take Chris Moyles

smittenkitten Fri 17-Jul-09 19:40:06

indeed. edith bowman is also being replaced by someone more than 10 years younger than her (albeit a bloke), but chris moyles isn't!

I feel a letter to the BBC coming on...

Niftyblue Fri 17-Jul-09 19:40:27

Fern Britton decided to leave she was`nt sacked

But you are right about being sidelined

DarrellRivers Fri 17-Jul-09 19:41:31

Oh and I quite like Edith
Looks like a lot more Radio 2 listening

smittenkitten Fri 17-Jul-09 19:44:05

yes NIfty, but they replaced her with a 12 year old, showing a certain contempt for their viewing base

DarrellRivers Fri 17-Jul-09 19:46:56

Greg James is a child
Yes double standards re Edith Bowman and Chris Moyles
They are the same age, but he is just crass

CowWatcher Fri 17-Jul-09 19:48:32

Chris Moyles, for example is a twat.

CowWatcher Fri 17-Jul-09 19:49:44

Agree about all that Smitten. Arlene in particular. Did you hear her talking about this very thing on Desert Island Discs? What a shame.

DarrellRivers Fri 17-Jul-09 19:51:03

Chris Moyles is most definitely a twat (and I never swear)

DebiNewberry Fri 17-Jul-09 19:51:49

well tbh i don't really think r1 is the right place for jo whiley

or that MNetters are the target audience for Chris Moyles.

but agree with the Arlene/Alesha and the 10 years younger woman. Doesn't work with nicey nicey klass

herbietea Fri 17-Jul-09 19:53:12

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DarrellRivers Fri 17-Jul-09 19:55:19

No Chris Moyles would have been a twat when I was in my 20s too

It's not an age then, it's a character thing
Why does something hip have to be crass?
It doesn't follow

hmc Fri 17-Jul-09 19:57:32

I'm happy to boycott since I watch / listen to precisely none of these programmes grin

But yes, I agree with your proposition that it is offensive and unnecessary

Noonki Fri 17-Jul-09 20:00:22

I'm with hmc -life is too short for daytime tv!

DebiNewberry Fri 17-Jul-09 20:12:12

my post doesn't say anything about age darrell - I think a fair few MNetters are in their 20s... I was talking about values, beliefs, not age.

I agree with you on Moyles. Not sure that anybody beyond his core listeners think that he is 'hip' though - not that they would say hip! Just awful.

DarrellRivers Fri 17-Jul-09 20:19:09

Point taken
But it would seem the Radio 1 is worried about attracting too old an audience which I find entertaining, it is worried about missing its core demographic of 15-29 year olds

I'm easily pleased on the radio front, my main objective is no adverts
And yes, haven't watched This Morning since I was a student

smallwhitecat Fri 17-Jul-09 22:28:51

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Stretch Fri 17-Jul-09 22:32:24

I listen to Chris Moyles

blush

He is a twat, but can be quite funny. <<sorry>>

Wilts Fri 17-Jul-09 22:34:00

Fearne Cotton drives me bonkers but I am not ready to go to radio two yet!

OurLadyOfPerpetualSupper Fri 17-Jul-09 22:48:39

I always switch Jo Whiley off as I find her dull and cringe-worthy, sidling up to bands pretending she's cool.

But at least she doesn't come across as a blank-faced half-wit like Fern Cotton (not that you can see her face on the radio but you know what I mean.)

Yes, Moyles is a twat but he can be amusing.

MrsMcCluskey Fri 17-Jul-09 22:57:17

I have to sya Jo Whileys voice makes my ears bleed

babyball Sat 18-Jul-09 10:04:26

The breakfast news is a case in point. Look at the vast difference in age and looks between male and female presenters. Also, Moira Stewart has been sidelined despite being a talented presenter.
Agree with comments re. gimp Chris Moyles. His comments regarding gay people and women are pretty dire IMO.
I am glad they got rid of Nicky Hambleton-Jones however. She has the look of an over-preened emotionless zombie. Mylene should not have replaced her though. She's bloody everywhere at the mo!

Smurfgirl Sat 18-Jul-09 10:22:03

I hated Jo Whiley and Edith - I am their target demographic (age 24) and I heart Fearne.

Gutted about Holly Willoughby she is like a piece of cardboard.

jinja Sat 18-Jul-09 22:23:02

Erm, I actually find Moyles quite amusing. blush They're constantly joking about his age, because they know that even he doesn't fit their demographic any more. I don't listen often though, so maybe that's why. You're right though, if he was a woman he'd probably be long gone by now.

Jo Whiley is so annoying. "OOooh, I'm so coooool. Look at me, I've got a gazillion kids, but I still go to festivals and I hear about all the new bands before you. So ner" Gah - can't stand the woman! She is SO up her own rear end. I don't care how old she is, I'll be glad to see the back of her.

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