Absolute sign up Vaughan for Olympics shows

By | Published on Thursday 29 March 2012

Johnny Vaughan

Absolute Radio has announced it has recruited Johnny Vaughan, who, of course, departed the Capital Radio breakfast show somewhat suddenly late last year, after bosses there decided it was time for a new voice in prime time.

Vaughan’s initial job for the national station will be to front a series of programmes during the Olympics talking to all sorts of celebs about London’s fortnight of sporty nonsense. Absolute, of course, is one of the broadcast partners for the entertainments due to take place in London’s parks during the Games.

Confirming Vaughan was on board, Absolute’s COO Clive Dickens told reporters: “Johnny is at the top of his game, and is without a doubt one of the best talents in radio. We are very excited about hearing him back on air, as I am sure will his many fans. He will further strengthen our stellar ‘Faces For Radio’ line-up”.

While Vaughan himself added: “For two weeks this summer we’re celebrating the two greatest things Great Britain has given the world – sport and music. I’m really looking forward to celebrating both”.