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Zoe Ball on Radio 2

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Davespecifico Fri 10-May-19 22:45:16

I haven’t heard a lot so apologies if my perceptions seem wrong.. When I’ve heard her, she reminds me of a contestant on Just a Minute: she has to unnaturally stretch some of her words and comments to fill the time she has. I’ve also never heard her say a word of anything she appears to have thought herself. She laughs, she introduces guests and asks them questions, but nothing seems to come from her.
She reminds me of Ant and Dec: proficient in their field but of no more interest than that.

I quite like Sara Cox for the fact that you get a sense of her.

All of the above said, I can’t deny that it’s admirable for anyone to hold together a programme professionally and obviously that’s a skill she has.

I’d love to know if anyone disagrees with me.

NannaNoodleman Fri 10-May-19 22:47:37

I drive to work when she does that "show and tell" feature. It makes my toes curl and I have to switch to local radio.

Whisky2014 Fri 10-May-19 22:47:47

I don't like or rate zoe or Sarah's show. It's all gone downhill sad

howwudufeel Fri 10-May-19 22:48:40

I agree. There is little in the way of personality or wit in her show and she has a dreadful breathy way of speaking. It’s really odd. I can’t believe she was the best person to present the breakfast show. She must know where the bodies are buried at the BBC!

beela Fri 10-May-19 22:50:44

I have migrated to radio 4.

I used to love radio 2 sad

Nowthereistwo Fri 10-May-19 22:52:06

I keep flicking between radio 1 & 2. I like Zoe but hate her interview style her questions go on for 30 mins and answer themselves - leaving the interviewee the only option to agree. Rather than asking a short question and let them elaborate with an answer.

BikeRunSki Fri 10-May-19 22:52:25

I have followed Chris to Virgin

Notasyoungasiwas Fri 10-May-19 22:52:40

Can't stand Zoe Ball! When Chris left I went with him to Virgin Radio - don't listen to R2 at all now. I did for years - it's a shame.

Davespecifico Fri 10-May-19 22:53:26

I turn over to Radio 2 during Thought for the Day and the sport, but I’m not finding it that diverting. Jazz fm is ok.

Borris Fri 10-May-19 22:54:38

I love Sara cox. She should have had the breakfast show imo. Zoe ball I find tends to ask a guest a question but then rather than let them answer it just keeps talking so that they keep trying to answer and talking over each other

BernardBlacksWineIcelolly Fri 10-May-19 22:56:51

I love Sara Cox but the music is fucking abysmal

if only I could combine the play list of Shaun Keaveny from 6 Music with the chat of Sara Cox. I'd be a happy woman.

Zoe Ball was responsible for me leaving radio 1 in the 90's and discovering radio 4 (I should probably be grateful). I feel that same way abut her now. I'd walk a long way not to have to listen to Zoe Ball.

PlatypusPie Fri 10-May-19 22:56:58

I used to enjoy her but this job really doesn’t seem to be a fit - she seems very uncomfortable and flailing most of the time. Some blame must be laid at the door of the producer - surely they can’t be happy with what is happening?

Davespecifico Fri 10-May-19 22:57:53

I think Chris Evans is an infinitely superior radio personality but I had looked forward to a female presenter as his programme and interests were so male centric. Sadly, instead of getting an interesting female slant, it’s just gone from Chris Rea to Bananarama.

BernardBlacksWineIcelolly Fri 10-May-19 23:03:01

I used to love Chris Evans, but about 2 years ago I realised that I simply could not ever listen to him again. I commute 70 mile per day so choice of radio station looms large in my life!

smartcarnotsosmartdriver Fri 10-May-19 23:07:03

I can't help but wonder if my age group are being moved on? That's what they do, move us from radio 1 to radio 2 and I think that might be what's happening with Zoe Ball? I liked Nick Grimshaw, can't stand Greg James and so tried radio 2, I quite like her. I don't catch Sarah Cox because of the time I leave work but I've always liked her in the past.

noodlenosefraggle Fri 10-May-19 23:09:39

I usually don't mind her but agree she is an appalling interviewer. She just rambled on incessantly, gives the guest 5 seconds to answer, interrupts and goes off on one again. I do really enjoy Sara Cox though

Singlenotsingle Fri 10-May-19 23:12:14

I switch on in time to catch Ken Bruce. I can't waste headspace trying to make sense of ZB

SingingTunelessly Fri 10-May-19 23:12:57

I like Zoe Ball but really, really hate the “children slot” thing. Listening to your own child sing/play the sodding recorder at 7.40am is torture enough let alone someone else’s BGT wannabe.

bakedbeanzontoast Sat 11-May-19 02:55:59

Both of them drive me nuts but no one is worst than Steve Wright. Although I do like rylans show 😃

beela Sat 11-May-19 06:11:52

Oh yes, I like Rylan. He makes me smile! But radio 2 during the week.... I can't stand Ken Bruce (I know that's controversial but I just don't get it) or Steve Wright either.

allthegoodusernameshavegone Sat 11-May-19 06:33:33

I couldn’t stand Chris Evans, but Oh how I now wish he was back. And why oh why did they ever change drive time, I loved Simon afraid it radio 4 or commercial radio for me now too.

Iamtooknackeredtorun Sat 11-May-19 06:38:44

I haven’t listened to R2 breakfast since Terry Wogan left. I am a life long R4 listener but Terry was my guilty pleasure. I’d like them to just play his shows in that slot tbh. No particular issue with Zoe Ball but has a habit of taking a loud breath in between sentences and once I hear it it’s all I concentrate on. I do like Sara Cox but probably wouldn’t have made the move from R4 for her. I suspect I’m too old now for ‘fun’ breakfast shows so more likely my issue than hers.

catzrulz Sat 11-May-19 06:41:36

I love Ken Bruce, but as for Steve "love the show" Wright. No, no, no. Why is that man still allowed on air, he has got to be the worst thing about radio 2. Actually, ignore that, he's got to be the worst thing about radio.

MrsJamin Sat 11-May-19 06:47:57

I think you are right, she's a very proficient broadcaster but isn't enough of a personality to replace Chris for the breakfast show. I gave her a go but literally never remembered a thing that happened on it, it never grabbed my attention. We listen to virgin now.

Isitmybathtimeyet Sat 11-May-19 06:52:44

Steve Wright is unlistenable but apparently millions of people disagree. It feels like listening to the 80s, and not in a good way. DJ fucking Silly Boy?

I liked Zoe on Saturdays and I am rooting for her but she doesn’t sound hugely comfortable. I am so pleased that Chris Evans and his ego have fucked off though.

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