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So Jo Whiley has got what she wanted

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mydogmymate · 22/10/2018 15:21

Simon Mayo is leaving radio 2. AIBU to think he's been pushed out?

Many people protested against Jo Whiley joining the show but obviously the BBC don't care what we think 🤬

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mydogmymate · 22/10/2018 15:22

Posted too soon!!

Simon Mayo Leaving Radio 2 After Drivetime Show Is Cancelled By BBC

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Bestseller · 22/10/2018 15:24

Huh? She's leaving too

RogerBannister · 22/10/2018 15:25

Try considering the facts that Simon Mayo himself has said. They are both leaving the show, she’s moving to 7pm and somebody different is going to do 5pm. He’s said himself it’s nothing to do with her. But don’t let the facts get in the way of a good bandwagon-jumping moan, eh?

Jezzifishie · 22/10/2018 15:25

This seems rather spiteful, I can't see what she's done wrong?

SandysMam · 22/10/2018 15:26

I don’t understand how Jo Whiley is still on the air. I know no one who likes her. I can only think she is good friends with the people who matter, or has something on them!! She is so smug and self satisfied!

BertrandRussell · 22/10/2018 15:29

Mayo has said on Twitter that his writing- and the making of two of his books into films-will take up more time than he has if he sticks to doing Drive every day.

mydogmymate · 22/10/2018 15:31

Oops, I didn't see the bit where she's leaving too. I'm not sorry she's going.
As you where ( embarrassed now)

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IpanemaChica · 22/10/2018 15:31

Leave Jo alone. The new show wasn’t a patch in the old one with Matt et al. But she doesn’t deserve such abuse.

mydogmymate · 22/10/2018 15:33

Maybe not, but I'm more annoyed at the BBC. They didn't listen when the listeners said they didn't like the new show and now they've scrapped the whole thing!

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Smokeypokey · 22/10/2018 15:35

yep ! he has said himself she was his one and only choice , ruined a great show there Auntie.
Sara Cox please or Liza Tarbuck next.

DollyPomPoms · 22/10/2018 15:37

Please leave her alone. He was moved positions by the powers that be and had little to no say. It is no different to being moved departments in an office. She is a lovely person and just a mum going to works. Stop with the spiteful and bitchy comments.

mydogmymate · 22/10/2018 15:40

Sorry, but it's not the same.
It's the entertainment industry and the fans are everything. Plus, we pay for this.
I'm allowed an opinion and I got the title of the thread wrong, but I wasn't being spiteful.

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RogerBannister · 22/10/2018 15:46

Smokeypokey I love Liza Tarbuck, would happily listen every day if it was her. I don’t particularly mind Jo Whiley but the show wasn’t as good as it used to be. I think she’s much more suited to the shows that concentrate on music rather than all-round bantz. Yes I said bantz. Judge me Grin

VickieCherry · 22/10/2018 15:48

I like Jo Whiley. There you go, that's one person. I've listened to her since the Evening Session days.

Peridot1 · 22/10/2018 15:49

She might have gotten what she wanted yes. Which might have been to be moved back to a slot that suits her. It wasn’t her decision to be moved into the Drivetime slot. It was a decision made by management.

It is a shame Simon is going but his writing career has really taken off and he has a new book deal plus some of his books are being made into movies and he is involved.

mytieisascarf · 22/10/2018 15:51

Jo Wiley is a very knowledgeable music presenter - she is not a "personality" Dj. Drivetime needed personality...not a muso. It was a ridiculous appointment in the first place. Would love Liza Tarbuck to take over.

Petalflowers · 22/10/2018 15:51

I like Jo Whiley and always enjoyed her evening show. Don’t normally get to listen to drive time but when I have, I haven’t found it too bad.

Saying Jo got ‘what she wanted’ is in called for.

ChoccyJules · 22/10/2018 15:51

I liked listening to Jo in the evenings, when out in the car. Never heard the new show as Simon irritates me with his smarminess. Not sure why. He just seems up himself. Soz Simon.

TheKitchenWitch · 22/10/2018 15:55

I am sad he won't be on any more (the film show with mark kermode is a very different kettle of fish) but I'm not surprised. This new show did not work at all, and I can't think who it was supposed to appeal to.

Jo Whiley is good at what she does, but casual banter and light entertainment is not it. So yes, she should go back to a later serious music slot.

If Liza Tarbuck or Sara Cox get the slot then that's me done with Radio 2. I've just heard that Zoe Ball is taking over from Chris Evans. Just whne you thought the morning show couldn't possibly get any more hyper (and I say that as a Chris Evans fan!) they do this. Jesus wept.

Gingerrogered · 22/10/2018 16:04

I liked Jo’s old show. I liked the thing where people waiting to pick their kids up. It’s producers that make the decision. To pretend it’s some sort of Machiavellian plot is ridiculous and a bit misogynistic.

cleanupinaisle7 · 22/10/2018 16:05

jesus, are you serious OP? Has to be the woman's fault eh?

have you even read his press release?

SisterOfDonFrancisco · 22/10/2018 16:08

Always blame the woman! Just in case!


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NotTheFordType · 22/10/2018 16:11

Who the fuck listens to Radio 2?!

NotTheFordType · 22/10/2018 16:12

Oh apart from my 52yr old FWB apparently Hmm

FlamingJuno · 22/10/2018 16:12

Jo Wiley is a very knowledgeable music presenter - she is not a "personality" Dj. Drivetime needed personality...not a muso. It was a ridiculous appointment in the first place. Would love Liza Tarbuck to take over.

This. Liza or Sara Cox. Whichever one of them doesn't get it can take over from the awful awful Steve Wright - or Craig Charles can do it (love him).

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