FANS were left devastated when Ken Bruce announced he was leaving BBC Radio 2.
But their broken hearts were quickly mended, when it was revealed that Vernon Kay would be replacing him.
When does Vernon Kay start on BBC Radio 2?
Vernon Kay will kick off his new job on Radio 2's mid-morning slot in May 2023, with an exact date still to be confirmed.
He got the slot after Ken Bruce stepped down from the role in early 2023, leaving the post vacant.
Many big names were thrown into the hat, but Vernon was victorious and, when he starts, will host the show from 9.30am until 12pm.
Until he officially starts his new job, Gary Davies is filling in the slot.
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What has Vernon Kay said about joining BBC Radio 2?
When the news was revealed, Vernon said in a statement: "What an honour to follow in the footsteps of the mighty Ken Bruce.”
He added: “It’s a dream come true to join the Radio 2 family and I can’t wait to start.”
Also, speaking on Zoe Ball's Radio 2 Breakfast Show, he echoed this and said: "I'm thrilled, I am absolutely over the moon, I really am.
"And one of the best things that has happened over the past few days is every single person who works on Radio 2 has texted me or sent me a WhatsApp saying they're so glad I'm joining the family.
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"I'm getting emotional now."
Speaking about wife Tess Daley's reaction to his new role, he told Zoe: "She's over the moon.
"Well, what she has to worry about is if we go for a boozy lunch, if you hang around until lunchtime. I'm out with the Ball!"
On making his mum and dad proud, Vernon added: "They're really chuffed and like I said we've grown up with Radio 2 me, dad sat in his (lorry) cabin, listening up and down the UK.
"First thing me dad said was, in the background because me mum picked up the phone, he said, 'Big boots them, son!"
What else does Vernon Kay do?
Vernon is one of the biggest names in broadcasting, so he is never short of work.
He has fronted many big named TV shows, including Family Fotunes.
Vernon is no starnger to radio, and previously presented his own Radio 1 show between 2004 and 2012.
From 2015 until 2017 he fronted a show on Radio X.
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Vernon is also married to fellow presenter Tess Daly and together they have two daughters.
The happy family all live together in an impressive home in Buckinghamshire.
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