It has been announced that Chris Evans will leave BBC Radio 2 for Virgin Radio at the end of the year, leaving the door open for a new presenter to take over the Breakfast Show, which currently boasts the largest weekly audience on UK radio (9.04m).
There is no shortage of talent already in the BBC roster who could move to take over the show, not least, Sara Cox, who, if Twitter is anything to go by, seems to be the favourite at the minute. The former Radio 1 breakfast show presenter regularly fills in for Evans when he is unavailable so would surely make an easy transition. Plus, considering the backlash that followed the gender pay gap revelation last year, it’s likely that the BBC execs will want to hand this high-profile broadcasting opportunity to a woman.
Chris Evans is leaving Europe’s biggest breakfast show after 8 years in December – my money is on Sara Cox to replace him.