Bolton radio host Victoria Derbyshire to leave BBC Radio 5 Live

This Is Lancashire: Bolton radio host Victoria Derbyshire to leave 5 Live Bolton radio host Victoria Derbyshire to leave 5 Live

BOLTON radio star Victoria Derbyshire is to leave BBC Radio 5 Live this autumn — and begin working on a new BBC News programme.

The 45-year-old, who currently hosts the networks mid-morning show is one of a number of presenters making way as part of the station’s major schedule shake-up.

Daytime Hosts Richard Bacon and Shelagh Fogarty will also be moving on, with the BBC stating that they have “each decided it’s the right time to move on.”

The new daytime line-up will be led by ITV sport anchorman Adrian Chiles and 5 Live presenter Peter Allen, who will host the new 5 Live Daily show.

BBC Sport presenter Dan Walker will also be brought in as a host of the new Afternoon Edition show.

The BBC confirmed that Derbyshire, who joined 5 Live as a breakfast presenter in 1998, will be working on a new BBC news programme, with details to be announced in the Autumn.

She said: “It's a huge wrench to leave 5 live where listeners and I have shared so many experiences, and I would like to thank them enormously for trusting me.

“As to what I'm doing next — well I've been offered a brilliant opportunity too good to turn down."

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2:49pm Tue 1 Jul 14

colinho63 says...

She may be from Bolton, but her morning debate show is thoroughly depressing radio not helped by her presenting style which is very monotonous; let's hope the BBC replaces her and the show with something a bit more upbeat .
She may be from Bolton, but her morning debate show is thoroughly depressing radio not helped by her presenting style which is very monotonous; let's hope the BBC replaces her and the show with something a bit more upbeat . colinho63
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4:20pm Tue 1 Jul 14

MalcM59 says...

colinho63 wrote:
She may be from Bolton, but her morning debate show is thoroughly depressing radio not helped by her presenting style which is very monotonous; let's hope the BBC replaces her and the show with something a bit more upbeat .
If you're hoping for a break from monotony, then I'm afraid Adrian Chiles ain't the answer !
[quote][p][bold]colinho63[/bold] wrote: She may be from Bolton, but her morning debate show is thoroughly depressing radio not helped by her presenting style which is very monotonous; let's hope the BBC replaces her and the show with something a bit more upbeat .[/p][/quote]If you're hoping for a break from monotony, then I'm afraid Adrian Chiles ain't the answer ! MalcM59
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6:43pm Tue 1 Jul 14

sallyupsteps says...

So what! She never wanted to move to Salford. 5 live is run on the cheap the telephone xallers are the majnstay of the shows.
So what! She never wanted to move to Salford. 5 live is run on the cheap the telephone xallers are the majnstay of the shows. sallyupsteps
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9:49pm Tue 1 Jul 14

westhoughton123 says...

Well that's me done with 5 live

Adrian Chiles ?

Absolutely detest the obnoxious man

How to ruin the best topical chat station on the airwaves, absolute nadness
Well that's me done with 5 live Adrian Chiles ? Absolutely detest the obnoxious man How to ruin the best topical chat station on the airwaves, absolute nadness westhoughton123
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9:51pm Tue 1 Jul 14

westhoughton123 says...

"Nadness " ):n?
"Nadness " ):n? westhoughton123
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