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Vanessa Feltz quits TalkTV ahead of channel's linear axe

Vanessa Feltz quits TalkTV ahead of channel's linear axe
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Vanessa Feltz quits TalkTV after two years as the station prepares to go online-only.

Vanessa Feltz has quit TalkTV after almost two years as the channel prepares to go online-only.

The veteran radio broadcaster joined the station in September 2022 as host of the new Drivetime show on talkRADIO, which also goes out in vision on TalkTV.

The Rupert Murdoch-owned channel is ending its linear TV stream next Tuesday (April 30), however, and as part of the change Feltz has decided to bow out.

"I've had the most fabulous two years at TalkTV. It's been a joy and a revelation to work on a fledgling station," she said in a statement.

"Among many experiences, it was my honour to break the news of the passing of Her Majesty, the Queen to viewers and broadcast live throughout that momentous time.

"As TalkTV steps back from linear TV, it's time for me to also step back and focus on my other commitments and new projects ahead."

Scott Taunton, evp of broadcast for News UK, added: "Vanessa is a unique broadcaster and has made a unique contribution to TalkTV over the last two years. She steps back with our thanks and best wishes."

Jeremy Kyle will replace Feltz on Drivetime from Monday, with Mike Graham moving to Breakfast on Talk, which will continue to broadcast in vision on YouTube.

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