Chris Evans buys Lynn Bowles a Land Rover

BBC Radio 2 breakfast presenter Chris Evans has bought a Land Rover car for Lynn Bowles as a leaving present.

Lynn appeared on the show for the last time on Thursday morning, which was dedicated to Lynn by Chris, who tried a number of times to make Lynn change her mind about leaving.

“Take a month off, take a sabbatical, we don’t care so long as you’re here,” Chris said.

After giving her a set of keys and asking Lynn to take a look outside the Radio 2 studio building Wogan House, Chris said: “The thing is Lynn it was quite nice working with you.”

The Land Rover was used in the new Peter Rabbit film, and sold at auction last week for £11,362.50.

Listen to Lynn talk about leaving Radio 2 on the latest RadioToday Programme Podcast here.

Lynn joined in 2000 and has worked all that time on Ken Bruce’s mid-morning show as well as with presenters including Sarah Kennedy, Vanessa Feltz, Terry Wogan and Chris Evans. Wogan christened her the ‘Totty from Splotty’, a reference to her Welsh roots.

Lynn presents a weekend show on BBC Radio Wales, which she will continue to do live from Cardiff.

Lynn says: “After 18 long years of my alarm clock waking me at 4am, it’s time to destroy it with some heavy machinery. During my time at BBC Radio 2 I’ve done my best to make Ken Bruce acceptable to polite society. I’m not entirely sure I have been successful in my endeavours. Working with Sir Terry Wogan was a joy. I was inducted into the practice of eating curries and full Christmas dinners early in the mornings. Luckily for me the madness continued when Chris Evans took over the Breakfast Show.

“I’m looking forward to seeing a little less of the M4, and a little more of my home territory of Wales in the future. I’d like to thank Radio 2 and all the fabulously informative motorists and truckers who have allowed me to do my bit trying to keep traffic moving around the UK.”

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Posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 9:51 am by RadioToday UK

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