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Richard890 posts since 22 Apr 2012
Granada North West Today
Yes, Scott has been at Radio 1 for 21 years. He would probably fit in well at Radio 2. He’s the second longest serving presenter on Radio 1 after Annie Nightingale (who started in 1970 and is still on the station aged nearly 80).


Sorry to be an ATROCIOUS pedant, but he's actually the third longest serving, after Pete Tong who joined in 1991.

Happy to be corrected. I had a quick look through he schedules and didn’t see him so assumed he’d left.
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I think the only other Radio 1 presenter who was there in the nineties is Huw Stephens, but he was about ten years old when he started.

Yes, it was 1999 although I think that was only in Wales.
Brekkie30,958 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
I think even Trevor Nelson has been Radio 2'd now.

Others have suggested somewhere like Heart would be a better fit for Scott Mills than Radio 2 and I tend to agree. Bringing Chris Stark in obviously extended his Radio 1 career but surely his days are numbered.
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JKDerry1,450 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
I think even Trevor Nelson has been Radio 2'd now.

Others have suggested somewhere like Heart would be a better fit for Scott Mills than Radio 2 and I tend to agree. Bringing Chris Stark in obviously extended his Radio 1 career but surely his days are numbered.

If Scott's ratings hold steady there is no way BBC will let him go.
Markymark6,516 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
I think even Trevor Nelson has been Radio 2'd now.

Others have suggested somewhere like Heart would be a better fit for Scott Mills than Radio 2 and I tend to agree. Bringing Chris Stark in obviously extended his Radio 1 career but surely his days are numbered.

If Scott's ratings hold steady there is no way BBC will let him go.


In the same way they didn’t let Evans or Mair go ?
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Spencer For Hire5,777 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I think even Trevor Nelson has been Radio 2'd now.

Others have suggested somewhere like Heart would be a better fit for Scott Mills than Radio 2 and I tend to agree. Bringing Chris Stark in obviously extended his Radio 1 career but surely his days are numbered.

If Scott's ratings hold steady there is no way BBC will let him go.


Chris Moyles’ ratings remained healthy, but they got rid of him simply because he was attracting too old a demographic for Radio 1.

I guess the difference with Scott Mills is that there are still places at the BBC for him to go, notably Radio 2 (if they can find him a slot) whereas Moyles was really at a dead end at the corporation.

As for the idea of Scott Mills going to Heart, personally, I can’t see him fitting in with their happy-clappy, un-ironic presentational style.
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Steve in Pudsey9,839 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I think even Trevor Nelson has been Radio 2'd now.

Others have suggested somewhere like Heart would be a better fit for Scott Mills than Radio 2 and I tend to agree. Bringing Chris Stark in obviously extended his Radio 1 career but surely his days are numbered.

If Scott's ratings hold steady there is no way BBC will let him go.


In the same way they didn’t let Evans or Mair go ?

I think JKDerry was using "let him go" in its euphemistic form to imply sacking. I think both Evans and Mair left of their own choice?
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Inspector Sands13,391 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Chris Moyles’ ratings remained healthy, but they got rid of him simply because he was attracting too old a demographic for Radio 1.

I guess the difference with Scott Mills is that there are still places at the BBC for him to go, notably Radio 2 (if they can find him a slot) whereas Moyles was really at a dead end at the corporation.

Yes although he was offered another slot on Radio 1, which he declined. He wouldn't have fitted in anywhere else on the BBC, it was a shame for him that he couldn't carry his audience over to another show as easily as Evans has.

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As for the idea of Scott Mills going to Heart, ersonally, I can’t see him fitting in with their happy-clappy, un-ironic presentational style.

Yes and short 'one thought' links, although I'm surprised how much leeway Moyles gets at Radio X for doing his long links and features, although I don't think he does a music free first half hour like he did at 1
Inspector Sands13,391 posts since 25 Aug 2004
If Scott's ratings hold steady there is no way BBC will let him go.


In the same way they didn’t let Evans or Mair go ?

I think JKDerry was using "let him go" in its euphemistic form to imply sacking. I think both Evans and Mair left of their own choice?

Yes, both left with better offers. So 'let go' could be as in they let them leave. Which of course they didn't really have much choice over, the BBCs pockets aren't as deep as Murdoch and Global's
hyda6728 posts since 14 Aug 2015
Amanda Holden is taking over Breakfast at Heart nationally I can't think of anybody worse! They'll certainly lose me as a listener. It's a disgrace the regional presenters are losing their jobs.
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