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Ken Bruce leaves BBC Radio 2 for Greatest Hits Radio

Ken Bruce on Greatest Hits Radio
Ken Bruce on Greatest Hits Radio (Image: Greatest Hits Radio)

BBC Radio 2 morning presenter, Ken Bruce, is leaving the station

Ken Bruce, who presents a popular morning programme on BBC Radio 2, has announced he is leaving BBC Radio 2 and is heading to commercial radio station, Greatest Hits Radio, which is owned by Bauer Media.

Ken announced he was leaving the corporation during his BBC Radio 2 show and stressed it was his decision to leave.

Ken will host his new show on Greatest Hits Radio, weekdays, from 10am - 1pm, taking over the slot that Mark Goodier currently holds.

If you're fans of PopMaster, don't worry, Ken will be bringing the popular radio quiz to Greatest Hits Radio too.

Greatest Hits Radio plays music from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Ken Bruce starts his first show on Greatest Hits Radio in April.

Ken Bruce has spent many years working at the BBC. He joined in 1977 as a staff presenter for BBC Radio Scotland and in 1984 joined BBC Radio 2 for his first regular slot on the Saturday Late Show. Ken also took over Radio 2 Breakfast Show for a while. In January 1992, Ken returned to mid mornings on the station, after covering early morning and late night shows.

On Twitter, Greatest Hits Radio's account announced: 'We’ve been keeping a big secret … We are delighted to announce that legendary broadcaster Ken Bruce will be joining the Greatest Hits Radio family in April.'

BBC Radio 2 will announce Ken Bruce's replacement in due course.

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