Vernon Kay to leave Radio X after 18 months

Vernon Kay is leaving his mid morning show on Global’s Radio X after 18 months.

His last show in the 10am-1pm slot will be this Friday (17th March).

Radio X Managing Editor Matt Deverson told RadioToday: “We’ve loved having Vernon on Radio X and he leaves with our very best wishes.”

Vernon was on Radio 1 between 2004 and 2012 as a mainstay of the weekend schedule. He also covered for Chris Moyles on the Radio 1 breakfast show, and had continued to dep for Moyles at Radio X.

Meanwhile, Ricky Wilson is no longer hosting his Sunday programme on Radio X. The Kaiser Chiefs singer hasn’t been on air recently and isn’t returning to the slot. He was also part of the launch line-up in September 2015.

Matt Deverson has added: “Ricky’s band commitments for the rest of this year mean he can’t do his regular Radio X show in 2017. We’ve loved having him as part of the family and we look forward to working with him again in the future.”

Today’s news follows yesterday’s story that breakfast show producer Dave Masterman is leaving to join Bauer. Radio X also got a new Managing Editor at the start of this year with Matt Deverson replacing Chris Baughen.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 12:35 pm by RadioToday UK

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