The BBC has issued a statement after complaints were made about Miranda Hart and Jon Holmes covering for Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 breakfast.
The public discussion attracted the attention of Media Monkey who said it was a case of handbags at 88 to 91 paces.
The BBC said they received complaints from listeners who were unhappy with the quality of the show. Their response was: “Miranda Hart is one of the UK’s best-loved comedians and BBC Radio 2 felt it appropriate to bring her warmth to its audience for a week. Jon Holmes is a highly experienced presenter from BBC Radio 6 Music.
“BBC Radio 2 is proud to be the home of many popular entertainers and presenters and as part of the network’s scheduling, from time to time, the channel tries new presenters and styles of shows. BBC Radio 2 appreciates if their presentation wasn’t to everyone’s liking, but feels it’s important to be able to bring new talent to its output and hopes its audience understands the importance of maintaining a breadth of content on the network.
Jon Holmes has had the final say on Twitter on Monday evening, highlighting the comments in the Guardian: “Haha. Brilliant. This is just like when Chris took over from Wogan and Wogan punched him in the throat on Facebook.”