Mike The Mouth Elliot, a popular radio presenter from the North East, has died at the age of 68.
Mike started his radio career with Century FM when he was nicknamed as Mike The Mouth in 1995, and hit the headlines himself on numerous occasions for this style of presenting on his nightly phone-in, and ability to get sacked as a result.
He also worked on Magic in the north East and Sunderland’s Sun FM. He went on to host a networked phone-in on TLRC stations called North South Divided in 2006.
John Myers, Managing Director of Century FM has paid tribute on his blog, saying “He could talk without a caller on the air for hours on end or he could go through them as fast as you like. He listened, he chatted but above all, he was great radio.”
He told RadioToday: “Mike Elliott was a great North East entertainer and a wonderful communicator. Fun, mad and great radio. He left his mark on the NE audiences. You can’t do better than that!”
Tributes have been paid on social media today, including these tweets:
BREAKING NEWS: Former Sun FM presenter Mike 'The Mouth' Elliott has passed away at 68. Condolences to his family and friends. More to follow
— Sunderland's Sun FM (@1034SunFM) December 23, 2014
I hear Mike Elliott has passed away!! I'm staggered, Mike was a wonderful man.
— Gary Philipson (@AlfTonksPieshop) December 23, 2014
RIP. Very sad to hear that Mike Elliott (Mike the Mouth) has died. Top phone in host for Century NE plus actor and comedian.
— John Myers (@johnmyersteam) December 23, 2014
— Adele (@Addy1) December 23, 2014
I used to work with Mike 'The Mouth' Elliott on TLRC's networked North/South Divided Phone-In show across 28 stations. Great act. RIP.
— Duncan Barkes (@DuncanBarkes) December 23, 2014
RIP Mike "The Mouth" Elliott
— Simon Grundy (@SimonGrundy) December 23, 2014