Radio 2 listeners regularly tune into Paul O’Grady on Sunday evenings but fans of the star will be disappointed to learn he will temporarily stepping back from the role due to worries of contracting the coronavirus, for which the star is “in the at-risk group” for.
Paul, 64, can currently be found on the airwaves where he presents his own Radio 2 show every Sunday evening.
However, it was announced tonight he has decided to take some time away from the Sunday evening show due to the spread of COVID-19.
A statement posted by his Radio 2 show’s producer, Malcolm Prince, detailed the popular radio host would not be presenting his show.
“As Paul is in one of the at-risk groups with a long-term condition, he is following the latest advice from the NHS and staying at home.”
It comes after the BBC has already announced several popular outputs that have been affected by the virus.
Yesterday, it was revealed that Radio 4 soap opera, The Archers, had halted production for the time being.
Jeremy Howe, Editor of The Archers released a statement via Twitter informing fans of the decision to stop recording.
He said: “For the time being we have enough episodes of #TheArchers recorded to keep taking listeners to Ambridge as usual for the weeks ahead.
“But, like everyone else, we are faced with an unprecedented situation.
“We’re working on plans for beyond this given there are significant challenges and the safety and wellbeing of #TheArchers production team and cast are paramount.”
Addressing the future of the show, Jeremy assured listeners they would be kept in the loop about any decisions made.
Jeremy added: “We’re sure listeners will understand this and we’ll update as plans become clearer.”