Jarvis Cocker ending BBC Radio 6 Music show after eight years

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by Simon Austin
Jarvis Cocker

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will bring down the curtain on his BBC Radio 6 Music show at the end of December, ending eight years of the weekly programme.

Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service launched in January 2010. Cocker has been absent since July, but will return for five more shows, the last of which will be broadcast on Sunday 31 December.

“It’s not goodbye, it’s just farewell," he said. We wanted to say farewell properly and so we’re going to do a run of five extra-special shows throughout December, starting this Sunday. Let’s keep warm together.”

Paul Rodgers, the head of 6 Music, said: “Jarvis has been integral to 6 Music and its development, so we are very sad to see him leaving the Sunday Service and I’d like to thank him for an inspirational show. It’s been a real mould-breaker and I don’t think anything like it exists elsewhere in broadcasting.

“Jarvis will always be an important part of the 6 Music family and we are looking forward to him returning to work on new projects with us.”

From January 7th the slot will be filled by writer and broadcaster Amy Lamé for a new show.

She said: “I’m so pleased to be the latest addition to the 6 Music family. I’ve been a dedicated listener since the inception of 6 Music, and to now have a weekly show on the station I love so much is a dream come true.

“Jarvis has always been an important part of my Sundays and I – like many others – will miss him. I can’t wait to get cracking, connect with listeners, and keep the alternative spirit of music and culture alive and well.”