Long-serving BBC local radio presenter Sue Sweeney has made a sudden exit from BBC Newcastle.
Sue started work at BBC Radio Cleveland over 20 years ago before moving to Newcastle where she hosted a number of different programmes. She was most recently hosting weekends.
No mention was made of her impending departure during her last programme, with Sue telling listeners she’ll be back as usual ‘next week’. This has left fans believing Sue was told of her exit after her last show.
Sue tweeted today (Monday) to say it is time to hang up her headphones and move on to pastures new.
Tamsin Robson is now listed on the schedule in Sue’s place.
Good morning, friends.
There's something I'd like to say… pic.twitter.com/9Ao9FvciHj
— Sue Sweeney (@SueSweeneyComic) March 18, 2019
A BBC spokesperson told RadioToday: “She’s entertained audiences in the North East for more than twenty years and we’re grateful for her hard work and wish her well for the future.”