‘Wow, what a broadcaster.’ As a BBC colleague steps down, Ben Shephard writes a heartfelt farewell.
BEN SHEPHARD has written an emotional farewell to Annie Mac, who is leaving BBC Radio 1.
As Annie Mac stood down from the BBC, Ben Shephard, 46, was among those paying respect to her work. On social media, the Good Morning Britain host posted an emotional farewell to the broadcaster.
Annie’s final BBC radio show aired over the weekend, and she gave an emotional farewell to her listeners.
She emotionally disclosed her father had given her a text that “floored her” as she signed off from her farewell broadcast.
“I simply want to say thank you, thank you for having me, thank you for everything,” she expressed her gratitude.
“I’m going to keep going and hopefully be able to provide you music in other ways in the future, as well as keep writing and whatever else comes my way.
“Thank you so much for listening; the last 17 years have been the most incredible, magical experience.”
Annie said, “There’s one more thing I’ve got to say, and as a 43-year-old woman, I can tell you this: life moves at a breakneck pace.”
“Life is short, it flashes by; if you enjoy your music, get up and dance, just do it.”
The moment’s video went viral on social media, with Ben reacting to it as well.
The GMB host shared his farewell on social media in front of his 777,000 fans.
“The final few words are extremely pertinent,” he responded. She’s quite the broadcaster.”
Annie’s final broadcast aired on Saturday night, marking the end of her 17-year tenure at the BBC.
In April, she announced her departure, saying she wanted to spend more time with her children and focus on new initiatives.
“Now that they are both in school, I need more time in the evenings to see my kids,” the Irish DJ wrote on Instagram.
“I’d like to devote more time to writing fiction and producing podcasts.”
“I love the concept of leaving the party… while still having the greatest fun I can have,” she continued.
Clara Amfo will host the Future Sounds show on the BBC, which she previously hosted.
Ben has also revealed that his rehabilitation from his leg procedure is still “struggling.”
The broadcaster opened out about his own experiences when speaking with Christopher Biggins on GMB.
“Getting that flexibility and bending back in the knee,” he remarked, according to Brinkwire Summary News.