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LBC host Steve Allen speaks out after long absence from radio show due to illness: ‘I’m doing my best to be back with you all’

LBC presenter Steve Allen has spoken out after an extended absence from his radio programme due to illness.

Listeners tuning in to LBC in recent weeks have been wondering why the host has not been on his morning programme.

His breakfast show goes out from 4am Sunday to Friday, however the radio host has not fronted the early morning slot since February 17.

Steve was again absent from his slot today (March 3) as he recovers.

On Tuesday the presenter spoke out on Twitter to give an update, sharing a tweet from LBC and later adding his own.


Steve has not been on air since February 17 (Picture: Twitter)

He wrote: ‘I am truly humbled by the amount of messages of support and promise you all I am doing my very best to be back with you all ASAP, a million thanks from the bottom of my [heart].’

LBC shared a message on Twitter on Wednesday which said: ‘Thank you to everyone who’s got in touch to ask about Steve Allen. Steve is still feeling unwell and taking a few more days off. He’s asked us to thank you for all your kind messages.’

Steve has not tweeted since February 7 when he commented about the recent cold weather.

He said: ‘Bit of sleet nothing more, mind you could be worse later on, roll on Monday morning.

‘I looked outside and surprise surprise NO SNOW !!’

The radio host usually speaks to listeners about the daily news headlines as well as memorable moments from his everyday life. He also calls his listeners his ‘groovy gang’ and sometimes brings disco lights into his studio.

Steve first joined LBC as presenter of the Night Extra programme before fronting the afternoon slot for London Talkback Radio.

He also presents a pre-recorded programme for the station, Steve Allen In Conversation, and has interviewed the likes of Denzel Washington and Ricky Gervais.


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