Matthew Wright says he’s leaving talkRADIO

Presenter Matthew Wright has tweeted he’s “out of talkRADIO at the end of March” suggesting his contract will come to an end four months after it was extended.

Matthew tweeted yesterday saying: “Been hearing some amazing rumours about how talkRADIO management plans to reward my #arias nomination for best speech broadcaster – deets to follow as and when!”

He then followed it up with news about his departure less than a day later.

An article in December from the Daily Mail said Matthew Wright had been sacked, referencing a leaked memo, but the station apparently performed a U-Turn and extended his contract instead.

The same article also reported on the plans for Times Radio, which were officially announced this week.

Matthew has been nominated for Best Speech Presenter at the 2020 ARIAS along with his colleague Iain Lee, plus Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 5 live, Frank Skinner on Absolute Radio, Mark Patterson on BBC Radio Foyle and Mike Sweeney on BBC Radio Manchester.

His departure follows news that Eamonn Holmes will be replaced by Dan Wootton from next month. More changes are also expected soon.

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11 Comments
  1. Joe Smith says

    Seems more than a touch arrogant.

    1. Richard says

      Have it on all day in our shop and makes the day fly by . Matthew needs a better co host to work off as it’s a bit flat after Julia and Mike. Grace Blackley and Mathew together would be good

  2. Iain says

    He is smug, arrogant and up his own backside. I’m glad talk radio has taken this decision.

  3. Kevin says

    Good move talk radio!
    I listen all day. Soon as Mike Greyham is done.
    I’m LBC for Three Hours.

    1. Mark Dobson says

      – Same

  4. Relieved Listener says

    He was awful on channel 5 and even more awful on Talk Radio, I’ve never heard such arrogance from any broadcaster, nobody’s opinion matters but his and if you dare disagree with him you get cut off. Good riddance.

    1. Mary Hurley says

      I agee

  5. JASON ANDREW TOPPIN says

    IT SEEMS TO ME FRON WHAT I AM EEAUG FROM THE COMMENETS MATTHEW WRIGHT DOES NOT SEEM TU BWE LIKED BY TALKRADIO LISTENERS HIS MANNER DOES NOT SEEM TO FIT IN WITHWHAT TALK RADIO STANDS FOR NIETHER DID HE FIT INTO CHANNEL 4.
    HOPE TALKRADIO GETS SOMEONE BETTER THAN HIM,,, WELL I ASK WOULD YOU THINK TALKRADIO MANAGMMEBT WILL SIGN SOMEONE FROM ONE OF LBC OR THE BBC. RADO FVE LIVE ENDED THEUIR MORNING REPORT FOOD FOR TGOUGHT I WILL SAY.

  6. Neil says

    I thought he was thought provoking & antagonistic which is perfect to get the juices flowing. Good luck in the future Mathew

  7. Mr Boltar says

    I quite liked him actually, seemed a fairly genial host and less confrontational than Mike Graham.

  8. JASON ANDREW TOPPIN says

    BET MANAGEMENT WILL SIGN BBC STAFF TO TALKRADIO

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