'It's the biggest change in the network's history': DJs and bosses on Radio 2's bright future

Mark Sutherland

Zoe Ball is experiencing a strong sense of déjà vu.

Back in 1997, she became the first female DJ to host the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show. She replaced Chris Evans, who immediately went up against her with a new show on Virgin Radio.

Here in 2019, she’s just become the first female DJ to host the Radio 2 breakfast show. Again, she’s replacing Chris Evans who, again, is presenting his own new show on Virgin Radio (albeit its rebooted, ...

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