Rachel Burden of BBC Breakfast sends a touching farewell to her co-host, saying, “Long live the king.”
Rachel Burden of BBC BREAKFAST has spoken out about her co-departure star’s from the show.
Rachel Burden is well-known for hosting BBC Radio 5 Live’s morning breakfast show. The singer, however, has turned to social media to say her goodbyes to her co-host Nicky Campbell.
Nicky will be leaving their morning news show at the end of the year.
He’ll be moving to a little later spot on the radio, according to the BBC.
In light of her 83,000 followers, Rachel reacted to the news.
“The king is moving to a slightly later slot, long live the king,” she wrote.
Nicky and Rachel will continue to host the show until November.
Rick Edwards, a former Channel 4 broadcaster, will subsequently take over, according to the BBC.
“We have some fantastic news…,” they said earlier today.
“From November, Rick Edwards will take over as the new 5 Live Breakfast host alongside Rachel Burden, succeeding Nicky Campbell.
“Congratulations, @RickEdwards1!” says the user.
“Nicky Campbell is transferring to present a later show on 5 Live every weekday morning,” the broadcaster added.
“Congratulations to Rick,” Nicky said in response to the news.
“He’s a fantastic broadcaster. He and @rachelburden are going to be amazing.” (sic)
Nicky later stated that he will host from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
This is now the period where the host takes questions from the audience, and it appears that this will be prolonged for a new show.
Many admirers took to social media to express their shock at the news.
“Happy with that as long as @NickyAACampbell stays on @bbc5live sometime during the day,” one wrote.
“Good to hear you’re remaining around @NickyAACampbell, and I’m looking forward to hearing you on the mid-morning show,” said another.
However, the news that he is quitting the morning show has left some people sad.
“Oh no….so depressing….
“Has Nicky been on the breakfast show for a long time?” Another was written.
“I’ve been listening to @NickyAACampbell every morning for years, and he’s been absolutely excellent as a presenter and trusted journalistic voice.”
“I think @nickycampbell is too excellent for BBC now,” a fourth fan said.
“Why don’t you switch to another radio station where you may air your ideas freely?”
“I can’t believe it’s a financial issue.”