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Lynn Bowles to leave Radio 2 after 18 years

BBC Radio 2 travel news presenter Lynn Bowles has announced she’s leaving the station at the end of this month after almost two decades.

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.”

Lewis Carnie, Head of Radio 2 says: “Lynn is a much loved part of the Radio 2 family, keeping Terry, Chris and Ken on their toes for all these years and providing an invaluable service to millions of listeners. I’d like to thank her for her 18 years of early starts, and wish her the best of luck for the future.”

Her last day at Radio 2 will be Thursday 29th March, just before the Easter weekend.

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  1. Gambler says

    Sorry to hear Lynne is leaving , Ken and Lynne have been a great team , best of luck Lynne as you move on , thanks for the last 18 years you’ll be missed.

  2. Janice Jones says

    I will miss you Lynn, you’ve given me many a laugh with your cheeky backfires to the male presenters – Good luck for the future.

  3. Kathleen Vasey says

    Shocked to hear that Lynn Bowled is leaving. Just loved the banter between her and Sir Terry Wogan and Ken Bruce mornings will not be the same without her.
    I wish all the best for the future.

  4. John says

    Will miss the totty from splotty as she keep me and all the rest of us truckers up to speed with the traffic. Hope what ever you are going to be doing you will be as happy as you can be. xxx

  5. Hamish Osborn says

    You really will be much missed but would like to say a huge thank you for your company over all the years. You became such a reliable friend. Every best wish for your future life.

  6. Alan says

    Noooooooooooo I can’t believe she gone from Radio 2 it won’t be the same with breakfast show and Ken Bruce, I’m gonna missed Lynn Bowles on radio 2 forever

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