Vanessa Feltz to hitch TalkTV after asserting BBC departure

Vanessa Feltz to hitch TalkTV after asserting BBC departure


anessa Feltz has introduced she is becoming a member of TalkTV after leaving the BBC following practically 20 years on its radio stations.

The 60-year-old will substitute Jeremy Kyle as presenter of the fledgling community’s three-hour drivetime present from September 5.

Kyle, in the meantime, is about to host a brand new primetime present on TalkTV launching within the autumn.

Feltz mentioned: “The attract of a retirement reclining on a chaise longue whereas the aromatic Ben (Ofoedu, her associate) peeled me a grape was fleeting.

“Whereas there are politicians to be tackled, fats cats to be flattened, scams to show and wonderful listeners to champion, it’s my mission to breathe fireplace into the microphone.

“After a chic sojourn on the BBC, I’m effervescent with pleasure on the invitation to unleash my hitherto hidden aspect on Speak TV.

“I’ll relish full-throttled debate and the possibility to have a private passionate viewpoint eventually. Even higher, I’ll be on the reins of drivetime. Lord what luxurious.

“After years of three.30am begins, I’ll have a present with out an alarm clock concerned.

“If I terrified Mayor Sadiq Khan so acutely he by no means dared set foot in my studio on nearly no sleep, tune in to see what I can obtain on a full eight hours shut-eye.”

Information UK broadcasting president Scott Taunton mentioned: “Vanessa Feltz just isn’t solely a world-class broadcaster, she’s additionally a nationwide treasure. I’m delighted that she is becoming a member of the sensible expertise roster at TalkTV.

“With no alarm clock wanted, I’m certain our viewers and listeners shall be getting the total power of Feltz.”

In July, Feltz introduced she was leaving her reveals on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio London, becoming a member of various established presenters departing the broadcaster.

Paul O’Grady, 67, hosted his remaining Radio 2 present earlier this month, whereas Steve Wright, additionally 67, is because of log out from his weekday afternoon present on the station in September.

In just lately launched BBC figures, Feltz was one in every of simply three ladies within the high 10 highest paid on-air expertise, along with her wage of £400,000-£404,999 placing her in eighth place.

Zoe Ball and Fiona Bruce have been the opposite two feminine hosts to make the top-10 checklist.

Feltz started presenting the Radio 2 Early Breakfast Present in January 2011, from 5am-6.30am, which was prolonged to 4am from January 2021.

In addition to protecting every day information, her reveals contained options together with Well-known Final Phrases, Jolly Good Fellows, The Feltz Philological Problem and Early Chicken Earworms.

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