Zoe Ball’s listeners have been surprised to find out the Radio 2 host has been absent from her Breakfast Show.
Instead of the Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two presenter, listeners were greeted at 6:30am by the voice of Richie Anderson instead, before Ken Bruce started his show an hour earlier.
Where is Zoe?
Zoe is ill, with Richie simply explaining to fans on the show that she ‘is not feeling well today and we send her lots of love’.
He joked: ‘Just to clarify, because I know you know how desperate I am, I’ve not tied her up and thrown her in a cupboard.’
Meanwhile, fans have been sending in get well soon messages for Zoe, while also congratulating Richie for standing in.
‘#Ritche standing in for Zoe ball as she is poorly. Well done Ritchie you’re doing a great job! Getwell soon Zoe !xx [sic],’ one wrote.
Another added: ‘Get well soon Zoe Ball.’
When will she be back?
Zoe has so far been absent for two days, and it’s not confirmed whether she’ll be back tomorrow or not.
What has Zoe said?
Zoe has been quiet on social media, presumably focused on getting better.
We can imagine she was a little sad to miss yesterday’s show, as she tweeted her excitement about chatting to Great British Bake Off winner Peter Sawkins.
She wrote: ‘WHAT A FINAL #GBBO What a series. Amazing effort from all involved. The WINNER joins us on the show tomorrow morning @BBCRadio2.’
When is Zoe’s radio show?
Zoe presents the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2, from 6:30 to 9:30am.
She took over from Chris Evans, becoming the first woman to present in the slot.
At the time, she said: ‘To be the first woman to present this very special show is both an honour and privilege.
‘Believe me, I’m not underestimating the enormity of the task ahead, to follow not one but two of my broadcasting idols, into such a well-loved show is somewhat daunting but I hope, in the same way that Chris made this show his own after taking over from the wonderful Sir Terry Wogan, that with a top team alongside me, I can bring the fabulous Radio 2 audience a show they want to wake up to.’
Credit: Original article published here.