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Jane Garvey and Fi Glover join BBC exodus

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Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are the latest high-profile presenters to leave the BBC.

Garvey was the first voice heard on BBC Radio 5 Live when it launched at 5:00 am on 28 March 1994, and was until recently the host of Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. The pair have presented the popular BBC Sounds podcast Fortunately since 2017. Garvey and Glover will now host a new live afternoon show four times a week, as well as a podcast, for Times Radio.

The veterans are the latest in a string of high-profile defections from the BBC. Vanessa Feltz recently joined TalkTV, while news presenters Emily Maitlis and Andrew Marr were recruited by Global.

Glover and Garvey’s debut Times Radio show will air on October 10, with details of the podcast to follow soon. Their BBC podcast will continue until the end of the year.

In a statement, Garvey said: “I’ve had a brilliant time working for the BBC. Now I’m delighted to be joining the award-winning team at Times Radio. We can’t wait to get started on a live mix of illuminating conversation, topical interviews and occasional carping.”

Glover added: “It’s been an amazing 29 years with the BBC. But I am so looking forward to bringing Times Radio listeners some extraordinary stories from some extraordinary people with Jane.”

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