The radio DJ introduced he was stepping away on Friday
The BBC have been accused of “agism” after reportedly axing considered one of their veteran broadcasters.
Steve Wright introduced he could be stepping down from his afternoon present on the finish of September after 23 years as a part of the station’s schedule shake-up.
However the choice has been criticised by fellow broadcaster Pete Value.
Talking on GB Information, Value mentioned the announcement “stinks of agism” and recommended that Steve Wright was “axed”:
“Why do these bosses are available in and assume they know higher than the presenters? They don’t. You wish to get a life you silly morons!
“How dare you eliminate Steve Wright!”
The 67-year-old broadcaster shared the information stay throughout his present, Steve Wright within the Afternoon, on Friday saying: “I can’t maintain the slot without end, so let’s give any individual else a go.”
In the direction of the top of the programme, he mentioned: “I’ll strive to not grow to be emotional or self-indulgent, that is going to be somewhat bit tough.
“On the finish of September, I’ll be taking a break from daytime radio. In different phrases, stepping down from this programme.
“Firstly of this 12 months, my pal and boss Helen Thomas, head of Radio 2, mentioned she needed to do one thing completely different within the afternoons.
“I’ve been doing this programme for 24 years at Radio 2, and so how can I probably complain? The help and inventive freedom as I’m given is improbable at Radio 2, and actually I can’t maintain the slot without end. So let’s give any individual else in the past.”
He has introduced Steve Wright within the Afternoon on the Radio 2 slot since 1999 and likewise presents Steve Wright’s Sunday Love Songs on the community.
He will likely be changed by Scott Mills, who additionally confirmed he could be stepping away from BBC Radio 1