By Matt Bagwell
After announcing his departure from Radio 2, Simon also took the opportunity to defend Jo over the “appalling” abuse she had experienced and called for “civility”.
Meanwhile, on Monday it was announced that Sara Cox will be presenting the all-new Drivetime show.
Speaking about her new job, Sara said: “I’ve been proud to be part of the Radio 2 family for a few years now and the opportunity to present such a big show as Drivetime – playing fantastic music and hopefully making people smile as they cook tea or head home after a day’s graft – is the icing on what is already a very brilliant cake.
“I’m beyond chuffed to be given this role and to directly quote my mum on hearing the good news, it is indeed ‘fandabbyruddydozy’.”