The Heart North West Breakfast show with Joel and Lorna has sadly come to an end.
Joel and Lorna will no longer be brightening up fans' mornings, but what happened to the Heart North West duo? Joel Ross and Lorna Bancroft have been delighting Manchester listeners with their fabulous morning show for ages now, but it seems all good things must end.
For the past five years, the pair's great chemistry has been entertaining North West admirers on their morning commute, so it came as a great shock to hear of their sudden replacements. Who has taken over?
Amanda Holden seen arriving at Heart Breakfast radio studios on May 14, 2019 in London, England.
Who has replaced them?
Joel and Lorna bid their farewells to the show and their adorings fans on Friday, May 24th, 2019. It was an emotional last show, and it's surely going to be difficult to sway audiences in their demands to see them return.
As reported by I Love Manchester, Global Radio - the owners of Heart - have made some significant alterations to their local UK stations. A new, national show began airing on Monday, 3rd June instead.
Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden now helms the show alongside Jamie Theakston, who has appeared on Top of the Pops, Traffic Cops and more.
Thanks for listening ❤️— Heart North West (@HeartNorthWest) May 24, 2019
J & L x pic.twitter.com/wQwXEYMNwj
What do the fans think?
As you may have guessed, Joel and Lorna's fans are mortified about the cancellation of their show. After tuning in for so many years, some feel that a huge part of their morning routine has been ripped away.
Check out some of these tweets from fans expressing their annoyance:
Properly gutted that @lornabancroft and @joelrossradio won’t be keeping me and my princess entertained in a morning anymore my 6 year old just said she’s never listening to the radio again it’ll be too sad @HeartNorthWest can we start a petition? #dontgo #keepthemon— Sarah B (@sillycilla85) May 20, 2019
@lornabancroft Hi Lorna you and Joel will be missed the station won't be the same you have made me laugh out loud for all the years you've been on heart— matt hughes (@matthughes8) May 22, 2019
What are they doing now?
Unfortunately, neither Joel or Lorna have confirmed plans for the next step in their careers.
Lorna did thank their fans for the support they've shown over the years though with a touching tweet:
Overwhelmed by all your lovely messages. It’s been an incredible 12yrs and the North West is definitely blessed with the best listeners in the world! Thank you ❤️— Lorna Bancroft (@lornabancroft) May 26, 2019
It seems a real shame to see them go, as they made so many people happy through their wonderful work.
Hopefully, the new show proves to be a hit; fans will take some serious convincing though...
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