When does Ken Bruce start on Greatest Hits Radio?
The veteran presenter has left BBC Radio 2
Beloved radio presenter Ken Bruce will start his new show on Greatest Hits Radio next week.
The departure of Bruce from BBC Radio 2 left a big gap on the station's daytime schedule, and Vernon Kay is the man tasked with filling those shoes.
The veteran Scottish presenter signed off from his final Radio 2 show on Friday, 3 March, leaving the station after 31 years of hosting the mid-morning slot.
The DJ first joined the corporation in 1977 as a BBC Radio Scotland presenter and his first regular slot on Radio 2 was the Saturday Late Show in 1984.
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The following year he fronted the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, taking over from Sir Terry Wogan. He later moved to mid-mornings in 1986 and after a brief stint on late nights and early mornings, he returned to mid-mornings in January 1992.
Here's everything we know about Ken Bruce's next move so far...
Where is Ken Bruce going after BBC Radio 2?
Ken Bruce will be next heard on Greatest Hits Radio, presenting a brand new mid-morning show from 10am to 1pm.
On leaving BBC Radio 2, Bruce said: “Nothing stays the same forever and I have decided the time is right for me to move on from Radio 2 when I reach the end of my current contract in March.
“It’s been a tremendously happy time for me: I’ve made many friends and worked with many wonderful colleagues. However, I feel that after 45 years of full-time broadcasting on BBC Radio, it’s time for a change."
Where does Ken Bruce start on Greatest Hits Radio?
Ken Bruce's new show on Greatest Hits Radio will begin on Monday, 3 April.
“What better way to celebrate my forty-five years in radio than with a new adventure and a brand-new show on Greatest Hits Radio," Bruce said.
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"I’m looking forward to getting started and to you joining me for my very first show. See you in April!”
He joins fellow BBC alumni Simon Mayo and Jackie Brambles at the station.
Vernon Kay will take over mid-mornings on BBC Radio 2 in May, with Gary Davies filling in until then.
Is Ken Bruce taking PopMaster to Greatest Hits Radio?
Ken Bruce confirmed he will be taking PopMaster, his long-running and hugely popular pop music trivia game, with him to Greatest Hits Radio.
Read more: New Radio 2 quiz slated by listeners
"There will still be PopMaster, me and my musings and all the great records you know and love from the 70s, 80s and 90s," Bruce said in a press release.
Broadcaster Gary Davies has launched BBC Radio 2’s new weekday pop quiz Ten To The Top, replacing Ken Bruce’s long-running popular PopMaster format.
Watch: Ken Bruce bows out of Radio 2