Radio 1 rejig rumours circulate

By | Published on Tuesday 6 September 2011

Radio 1

Vernon Kay and Sara Cox are facing the axe at Radio 1, or at least that’s what the Sunday Mirror reckons. Of course “Radio 1 DJ faces the axe” rumours come round all the time, though said rumours have a little more currency at the moment because the long-time boss of the station, Andy Parfitt, has left the building.

Quite how dramatic the post-Parfitt shake up at the nation’s favourite will be depends to an extent on whether the former chief’s long-term deputy Ben Cooper gets the top job, or whether someone from outside the organisation is put in charge. Though the Mirror reckons it’s Cooper who has told Kay and Cox they could be axed to make way for younger talent on the peripheries of the Radio 1 schedules. Trevor Nelson and Edith Bowman could likewise be cut free.

A Radio 1 spokesman insists that any gossip regarding changes at the station is “pure speculation”.