Polly Evans has departed BBC South East after 14 years. Such a shame no on screen farewell. BBC South East Today is a good programme but I can't understand why they don't realise their presenters are a vital part of their communities and mean a lot to viewers.
What goes around, comes around. Rob and Polly replaced Geoff Clark and Beverley Thompson and if I recall, Geoff took the BBC to an industrial tribunal.
Polly's departure seemed to be gradual, moved off the sofa to the newsroom, then returned briefly as a correspondent before departing for a non-industry job.
The inconsistency in the lead roles is frustrating, sometimes it's Rob and Natalie Graham, Rob and Ellie Crisell, Rob and Lynda Hardy, Rob and freelancer Marcella Whittingdale and Rob or Natalie on their own. It's only the SET cleaner that needs to do the anchoring!
They also have a random Breakfast shift rota. Largely consisting of Marcella Whittingdale or a broadcast journalist, but then use newsroom journalists such as Rebecca Kenyon or Radio Kent newsreaders.