Paul O’Grady was ‘so disillusioned’ when BBC Radio 2 dropped his lengthy operating present.
The late TV legend – who handed away abruptly final Tuesday (03.28.23) on the age of 67 – had hosted ‘Paul O’Grady on the Wi-fi’ for 14 years when she was axed by the radio station in August 2022 after he declined to share the slot with Rob Beckett and now his producer Malcolm Prince has revealed how the broadcaster let Paul go with none type of going away present.
He advised the Radio Occasions: ‘When Radio 2 advised us the present was coming to an finish they had been so disillusioned with the way in which it was being handled. it wasn’t what it was when he joined”.
Just a few weeks earlier than his tragic dying, Paul – who rose to fame as drag queen Lily Savage within the Eighties and had performed Miss Hannigan in a touring manufacturing of the musical ‘Annie’ simply days earlier than his dying – defined that he’s so ” disillusioned” in the way in which issues had ended with the broadcaster.
He advised Metro newspaper’s Sixty Seconds column: ‘I used to be (disillusioned), as a result of I imagine a lot in continuity. In case you go away for 13 weeks and another person is available in, listeners do not know if you’re coming again.’ Radio 2 has modified, it isn’t that anymore. which was. They’re making an attempt to focus on a a lot youthful viewers, which does not make sense as a result of you may have Radio 1. Radio 2 has all the time been for an older viewers.”