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Roman Kemp announces departure from Capital


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23 minutes ago, ianwilk1999 said:

Has that been announced anywhere?

Listening now. Kemi Rogers just said they’ll be announcing who is joining Chris and Sian “very soon” and to keep listening… 

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1 hour ago, xxladybarefootxx said:

I know it's a different kettle of fishh because Roman isn't moving to a rival station, but the contrast between Roman announcing he is leaving and the outpouring of love, and the BBC cancelling Jordan I find really jarring.

I really don't see why they couldn't even have given Jordan one last week with the strict understanding he doesn't mention where he is going and Capital don't overly promote his move beyond an announcement.

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The obvious thing to do would have been to announce he was going last Wednesday and then have a last show on Thursday, before kemp announced he was leaving, but we don’t know if he had even confirmed he was leaving by that point.

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The difference in treatment though is telling - Global can often be seen as more cold and clinical but there was a lot of warmth with Roman’s announcement he was leaving and allowing listeners to enjoy the last few weeks.

I get the situation with Jordan is a little different but surely you could give him a last show or if Radio 1 are really that frightened of the C word being mentioned you can even pre-record a segment (so you know he won’t mention Capital by name or anything) where he can say a proper goodbye on air.

Though given Adele Roberts got the same treatment as Jordan despite not even moving to a competitor and having gone through so much personally in the last few years the Radio 1 treatment for departing DJs these days seems to be of the ‘there ain’t no monorail and there never was’ variety.

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1 hour ago, coffeeandgin said:

The difference in treatment though is telling - Global can often be seen as more cold and clinical but there was a lot of warmth with Roman’s announcement he was leaving and allowing listeners to enjoy the last few weeks.

I get the situation with Jordan is a little different but surely you could give him a last show or if Radio 1 are really that frightened of the C word being mentioned you can even pre-record a segment (so you know he won’t mention Capital by name or anything) where he can say a proper goodbye on air.

Though given Adele Roberts got the same treatment as Jordan despite not even moving to a competitor and having gone through so much personally in the last few years the Radio 1 treatment for departing DJs these days seems to be of the ‘there ain’t no monorail and there never was’ variety.

I wonder what happened with Adele - we know she was looking after her sick mum but feels odd she just disappeared given how much love there was for her.

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Roman Kemp has said hosting the Capital breakfast show over the past four years was like reliving the "horrible day" of the death of his friend and producer "over and over again".

Kemp was in the middle of an edition of his radio show in August 2020 when he found out Joe Lyons had killed himself.

"I went through such a horrible moment in that room, in that studio," he said.

"Four years on and I've been living that same day over and over again, without the awful event."

Kemp presented his final show on the station on Friday.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-68712274

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