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.
*Taps mic* Hello is this on? I have a small announcement.
After 275 years at @bbcradio2 I am leaving. There is not enough space here to say everything I would wish. Apart, of course, from my debt of gratitude to the BBC and all those with whom I have worked xx
— Lynn Bowles (@RealLynnBowles) March 16, 2018
— BBC Radio 2 (@BBCRadio2) March 16, 2018