Is Steve Wright Sick? Fans are concerned about Steve Wright’s health after the broadcaster had been off the airwaves.
Stephen Richard Wright, famed for his on-air name Steve Wright is an established English radio personality and disc jockey(DJ) for introducing the zoo format on British radio, with its zany, multi-personality approach.
The radio personality presents his weekday mid-afternoon show Steve Wright in the Afternoon and his Sunday Love Songs weekend mid-morning show on BBC Radio 2, one of the BBC’s national radio stations and the most popular station in the United Kingdom.
Besides radio, he has worked on BBC television, hosting Home Truths, The Steve Wright People Show, Auntie’s TV Favourites, Top of the Pops, and TOTP2.
In 1994, The radio presenter won numerous awards like Best DJ of the Year as voted by the Daily Mirror Readers Poll and Smash Hits. Wright is the recipient of the TRIC Personality of the Year award for his radio programs.
Is Steve Wright Sick?
Listeners speculate about Steve Wright’s sickness after he went off air lately.
As of now, Steve Wright has not revealed his sickness. However, the Rj is allergic to feathers and penicillin.
Steve Wright is to leave his BBC Radio 2 weekday show almost 24 years after the station’s boss told him she wanted to do “something different” with the mid-afternoon slot.
Steve in the Afternoon began on Radio 2 in 1999, relaunching a show he had hosted on Radio 1 from 1981 to 1993.
What Happened To Steve Wright?
Steve has been away from his 2 pm to 5 pm slot on Radio 2 since Monday, November 15, 2021.
His absence has raised several speculations regarding his illness and poor health. Wright has entertained his loyal Radio 2 listeners for over 25 years.
Wright, a radio presenter on BBC Radio 1, was involved in several UK chart hits with members of his Afternoon Posse, including the UK Top 10 hit “I’ll Be Back,” performed in character by Mike Woolmans as ‘Arnee.’
The Afternoon Posse, the drive-time radio team, featured Wright as one of his backing band, ‘the Terminator, on the August 29, 1991 edition of BBC One’s Top of the Pops.
Is Steve Wright Replaced?
Wright, 67, announced his departure on Friday and said he would remain at the BBC to work on other projects, including a podcast series.
Presently, TV and radio star Vernon Kay has been filling in for him since November 25, 2021 – before that, both Paddy O’Connell and Gary Davies replaced Steve.
I’m A Celebrity 2020 famed Vernon Kay has a long broadcasting history, which includes his show on Radio 1 back in the nineties.
The presenter, Vernon, started his career as a model before switching to TV, hosting T4 on Channel 4 in 2000.
On July 1, 2022, Wright announced that the show would end in September, to be replaced by a new show with Scott Mills.
However, the presenter would remain on Radio 2 to continue hosting Sunday Love Songs and a new Serious Jockin podcast, seasonal specials, and other projects.
Will Steve Wright Be Back On Air?
At the moment, Steve Wright has not revealed his comeback on the radio.
In March 1996, Steve joined BBC Radio 2, where he began presenting Steve Wright’s Saturday Show from 1996 to 1999.
In 1999 he took over the more high-profile spot of 2 pm until 5 pm and had remained on it ever since.
Besides radio, the RJ presented a BBC TV series, The Steve Wright People Show, from 1994 to 1995 and appeared as the narrator and writer of the retro pop show Top of the Pops 2 between 1997 and 2009.
Steve joined the BBC World Service on January 5, 1999, presenting a 1-hour program, Wright Around The World, which ran every Saturday afternoon until the final show on October 25, 2003.