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The Independent UK
The Independent UK
Jacob Stolworthy

‘It’s time for a change’: Ken Bruce announces departure from BBC Radio 2 after 31 years


The BBC has announced that Ken Bruce is leaving Radio 2 after 31 years.

Bruce, 71, has presented the 9.30am to 12pm weekday show since 1990, but has now decided to step down. In all, he has spent 45 years working for the BBC.

The DJ announced the news on Tuesday (17 January), stating: “After 45 years of broadcasting on BBC Radio, it’s time for a change.

“I would stress that this is entirely my decision. I will always be very proud of my association with the BBC and Radio 2.”

Bruce, who said “the time was right” to leave, has joined the team at Greatest Hits, where he will begin working in April.

The host first joined the BBC in 1977, where he presented on BBC Radio Scotland. He joined Radio 2 in 1984, where he has remained ever since.

BBC Radio 2’s official Twitter account said of Bruce’s decision: “We have some news… After 31 years of presenting the 9:30am-midday weekday show Ken Bruce has decided to leave.

“We’re going to miss you lots Ken and want to congratulate you on a fantastic career at the BBC.”

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