Edith Bowman is departing the breakfast show on Wireless Group’s digital station Virgin Radio.
She has been on the show since the station’s launch in March 2016.
In a statement on Twitter, Virgin Radio said: “Edith has brought much passion and professionalism to our breakfast show for the past 18 months and was an integral part of our launch. Her last show with us will be on September 29 and we wish her the UK best of luck with all her future projects after then. We will be announcing our new breakfast show team later today.”
Writing on her own Twitter account, Edith said: “After a fantastic 18 months hosting the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show, I’ve decided it’s time to move on. The team on the show who I love, have worked their socks off and the other presenters and production staff are a joy to work with. My last show will be 29th September. I wish the new team the very best of luck, you have the most attentive, fun and spritely listeners. I have a very long list of projects that I want to pursue and there are a few things up my sleeve with plans being hatched as we speak, it’s very exciting times. Thank you to the listeners for your ears and support. All my love, Edith xxx”.
Edith spent more than a decade at Radio 1 from 2003 to 2014, and before that had presented on Capital. She’s being reunited with Colin Murray for an hour-long show as part of Radio 1 Vintage, which will go out at midday on Saturday 30th September – the day after her final show on Virgin.
The news of her departure comes just over a week since Virgin’s new Content Controller, Mike Cass, took up his position. Francis Currie was also appointed as Group Content Director for Wireless’ music radio stations earlier this year.