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David FitzGerald moves to Radio Devon mornings

BBC Radio Devon’s drive presenter David FitzGerald is moving to mornings, replacing Judi Spiers who announced she is leaving the station.

In turn, weekend presenter Pippa Quelch will be the new host of Drive Time, each weekday 5pm till 7pm.

Pippa currently presents the Sunday morning show on the station, ‘The Potting Shed’, where she offers listeners gardening tips and shares her passion of all things gardening.

BBC Radio Devon Managing Editor, Mark Grinnell, said: “Pippa is an experienced and popular presenter, with a great passion for Devon and of course the county’s beautiful gardens! I am delighted she is taking over the Drive Time Show on BBC Radio Devon and I am sure that our listeners will welcome the opportunity to hear more of her warmth and friendly manner.”

Pippa Quelch said: “As a local girl with a deep-rooted love for Devon and the people who live here, I’m over the moon to be joining the new line-up at BBC Radio Devon, from 5-7 each weeknight.

I “landed” on BBC Plymouth’s doorstep 20 years ago and have loved every minute since – from being on exercise with thousands of Royal Marines in the Oman desert, to being past-life regressed as a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz! It’s an exciting time for BBC Radio Devon and I’m delighted to be part of that.”

David FitzGerald and his Producer Monica Ellis will be moving to the Mid-Morning Show on BBC Radio Devon from Monday 6 July.

A petition to stop Judi from leaving BBC Radio Devon’s morning show has been launched by listeners and the local newspaper.

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