Comedian Alan Carr leaves BBC Radio 2

Tuesday March 6, 2012

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.

But the funnyman said he had made the decision to hang up his headphones because he wanted his weekends back and to concentrate on his Channel 4 show, Chatty Man.

Alan said: "I've loved every minute of it but it's time to reclaim my weekends. I wish Radio 2 every success but I'll listen from my home in the future instead." 

The station's head of programmes, Lewis Carnie, said: "We'd like to thank Alan for his contribution over the past three years.

"Alan and his co-presenter, Mel Sykes, have made a terrific contribution to Saturday evenings on Radio 2.

"We'll be announcing plans for a new Saturday evening programme shortly."

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