Radio 2

Tributes Pour In For Veteran Broadcaster Jimmy Young, Who's Died Aged 95

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

Veteran broadcaster Sir Jimmy Young has died at the age of 95. The long-serving DJ, who spent almost three decades at BBC Radio 2, died “peacefully ...

Chris Evans' Radio 2 Show Suffers Ratings Slide After 'Top Gear' Disaster

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Entertainment

Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast Show has suffered a decline in ratings following his ill-fated ‘Top Gear’ stint, new figures have revealed. The ...

Chris Evans Pays His Respects To 'Radio Dad' Sir Terry

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Chris Evans has paid his respects to his “radio dad”, Sir Terry Wogan, following the sad news of his death. READ MORE Stars Pay Tribute To The...

Sir Terry Wogan: A Radio Legend and Why

David Spencer | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
David Spencer

His famous answer to being asked about the millions of listeners he had, was to say he had one listener. There in a single answer, a short sentence, is why Sir Terry Wogan was so good at radio. He made each listener feel like it was they that he was talking to.

Chris Evans Just Confused Adele For Beyoncé, And It Was So Awks

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

Chris Evans got his pop divas well and truly muddled up, mistaking Adele for Beyoncé during an interview with the ‘Hello’ singer on Friday (23 Oc...

BBC Shakeup Just Put Radios 1 And 2 Firmly In The Firing Line

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

Two of the BBC's most popular radio stations have already been singled out, it was revealed on Thursday, as Culture Secretary John Whittingdale fired ...

BBC Glastonbury Overload

David Spencer | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
David Spencer

Year on year, the amount of time set aside to covering Glastonbury seems to increase. The Worthy Farm extravaganza also seemed to appear in every news bulletin. Undoubtedly it is the UK's most famous music festival, but that is all it is. A music festival. Singers performing on a stage in front of thousands of people is not a news item.

'Jonathan Ross's Return To Radio 2 Is A Disgrace'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Jonathan Ross’s return to BBC radio six years after his Andrew Sachs scandal has been branded a “disgrace” by fellow DJ Gordon Sparks. Jonath...

Wossy Is Back... But Andrew Sachs's Wife Is Not Happy About It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Jonathan Ross is to return to BBC radio for the first time since he became embroiled in a controversy involving Andrew Sachs six years ago, a decision...

Was Graham Partying The Night Before Missing His Radio Show?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Graham Norton caused a bit of a panic over at the BBC radio studios at the weekend, when he failed to turn up to work the morning after reportedly enj...

Long Live Radio

Caroline Feraday | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Feraday

Every week still it seems that I hear that something new will "kill the radio star". Spotify will kill off radio, Pandora streaming will kill off radio, Nick Grimshaw will kill off radio. It won't. Technologies change, but radio isn't a piece of technology. It has a soul, it's a connection... it's my friend.

LISTEN: 'Diana' Star Naomi Watts Storms Out Of Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Earlier this month we revealed that 'Diana' star Naomi Watts had walked out of a BBC Radio 5 Live interview while discussing her portrayal of the late...

Is This Really The Best Album Of All Time? Radio 2 Listeners Think So

PA | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Coldplay's second album has been named the favourite album of all time by radio listeners. 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head' triumphed in a poll of Rad...

Radio 1 Host Nick Grimshaw's Listener Figures Slide

PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw has pulled in the lowest audience for the station's breakfast show for almost seven years during his first months in the jo...

Sheridan Smith To Host Televised Theatre Awards

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2013 | Home

Actress Sheridan Smith is to host theatre's biggest prize show, The Olivier Awards, as the event returns to mainstream TV for the first time in a deca...

Balding Lands Huge Saturday Night Show

PA | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Clare Balding is to be the host of a new Saturday night BBC1 entertainment show looking to find the country's sharpest mind. The presenter, one of ...

Clare Balding Secures National Treasure Status With New Gig

PA | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Clare Balding is to join BBC Radio 2, replacing regular Sunday morning host Aled Jones who is leaving his show. Balding, who came to the fore durin...

The Hottest Thing in Trousers is... Jeremy Vine

Eleanor Prescott | Posted 17.08.2012 | Home
Eleanor Prescott

It might be my age (my next birthday's got a zero in it) but lately something strange has been stirring my waters. I can't stop wondering... is it just me, or has Beckham gone a tattoo too far?

LISTEN: Tory MP Tells Caller To 'Join The BNP' Following Welsh Language Row

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Politics

Conservative MP David Davies told a Welsh caller to "go and join the BNP" in the midst of a furious debate on Wales when he appeared on Jeremy's Vine ...

Chatty Man Hangs Up His Radio Hat

PA | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Alan Carr is quitting his Radio 2 show. The TV chat show host, who presents a Saturday evening slot on the BBC station, joined Radio 2 in 2009. ...

Fans In Shock As Womble Removes Head

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

A Womble has caused uproar, removing his head and revealing he wasn't "real" to thousands of children who had tuned in to a live webcast on BBC Radio ...

STRICTLY: Russell Grant Given A Radio 2 Show

PA | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Astrologer Russell Grant isn't putting away his dancing shoes just yet - he has signed up to present a Strictly-themed radio show. The star, who wa...

Caroline Frost

Andy Parsons: 'Hopefully A Fairly Sophisticated Banana Skin' | Caroline Frost | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Comedy

"Nerves are never logical. It's usually how you're feeling on the day, how your tea has gone down," explains Andy Parsons, a seemingly serene comedian...

Caroline Frost

Alan Carr: 'Everyone Likes Gossip, But I Learned The Hard Way' | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Alan Carr is back tonight on Channel 4 with his - get this - TWELFTH series of 'Chatty Man', the show where he proves that no amount of A-list wattage...

‘Salami Slicing’ Of BBC Is ‘Dirty Work’ Of Government, Say Unions

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

BBC director general Mark Thompson has defended the decision to cut 2,000 corperation jobs and show more repeats by saying it can still deliver qualit...