Nothing But Music: Jo Whiley to leave Radio 2's drivetime show TODAY.

Jo Whiley has announced she will leave BBC Radio 2’s drivetime show a day early, to enable co-host Simon Mayo to present his final show on the station alone.

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Whiley, who is moving to a new 7pm slot from January, tweeted: “Me & @simonmayo do our last show together this evening. It’s been short but sweet. Thanks @simonmayo for asking me along for the ride. It’s been an honour and a privilege ps. I’ll be the one in the elf outfit tonight, don’t forget your red glittery tights!”

She added “It felt right to me that @simonmayo brought you #AllRequestFriday on his own tomorrow which is why I bow out today. Back with my new music & arts show on Jan 14th. Couldn’t be more happy Merry Xmas you lovely people!“

Jo and Simon have presented the drivetime show together since March, but Mayo announced this Autumn he was leaving to focus on new challenges.

Jo Whiley will be back on BBC Radio 2 on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day between 7pm - 8pm, when she will host interviews with Margot Robbie, Jodie Whittaker and Idris Elba.