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Geri Horner cleared out BBC radio studio with mass evacuation – after her dog broke wind

Geri Horner cleared out BBC radio studio with mass evacuation – after her dog broke wind

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WIREIMAGEUNHELPFUL: Geri's dog broke wind during a radio interviewThe pop singer was booked for an interview with Radio Two’s Ken Bruce.But he has now revealed how Ginger Spice turned it into a nightmare for him and his bosses.She turned up with a random girl she had just met on the streets outside BBC headquarters in London.BBCUPSET: Bruce says Geri turned the radio interview into a nightmare “She brought in somebody she had met on the street, and this was just after a major terrorism incident. And a dog that farted” Ken BruceAnd she brought a dog, expecting Bruce to interview the pooch but it ended up causing a stink.In an interview with Radio Times, when asked about his “highlights and lowlights”, Bruce named Geri as someone he would rather not have back.He revealed:
50 facts about Radio 1 & 2 as they turn 50

50 facts about Radio 1 & 2 as they turn 50

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On 30 September, 1967, the BBC's Light Programme split in two. Younger listeners were given Radio 1, while the Light Programme itself morphed into Radio 2, continuing with its mix of big bands, record requests, sport and comedy.But do you know which DJ inspired the lyrics to I Am The Walrus? Or why Radio 1's first weather forecast prompted 12 complaints?Here are 50 facts to celebrate the stations' first 50 years. 1. The first voice on Radio 1 was Tony Blackburn, right? Wrong. Shortly after 5:30am on 30 September, broadcaster Paul Hollingdale was at the helm, with his Breakfast Special show broadcast simultaneously on both stations. 2. The opening announcement was not what you'd call dynamic...Media playback is unsupported on your device3. The two stations split at 7:00am. After a five-seco...
James Blunt crowd-surfs in a dinghy – and other things we learned at Radio 2's Hyde Park show

James Blunt crowd-surfs in a dinghy – and other things we learned at Radio 2's Hyde Park show

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceJames Blunt set sail over the audience at Radio 2's Hyde Park festival on Sunday - perched precariously inside a rubber dinghy.The star's take on crowd-surfing came at the end of a mid-afternoon set, which featured the hits You're Beautiful, Bonfire Heart and 1973.But he came to a sticky end when the Union Jack dinghy capsized about 30 rows back from the stage."Can we have him back, please?" compere Ken Bruce asked the crowd.Blunt later emerged unscathed, after posing for selfies with (some of) the 35,000-strong audience.Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: Full coverageRadio 2's rain-soaked "festival in a day" also saw performances from Stereophonics, Rick Astley, Emeli Sande and Blondie.And country star Shania Twain gave her first UK performance in 13 ye...
Radio 1: Why is the station struggling to find new DJs?

Radio 1: Why is the station struggling to find new DJs?

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BBC Radio 1 has a problem.But it's not the playlist, its listening figures or social media following that controller Ben Cooper is concerned about - it's where the next generation of presenters is coming from."It's everyone's favourite game at Radio 1 to try and second guess me and come up with their fantasy schedule," he laughs as he speaks to the BBC on Wednesday morning.Cooper is chatting to journalists as he unveils Radio 1 Vintage - a pop-up station which will broadcast old shows from across the decades as part of the station's 50th birthday celebrations in September.He describes the new venture as a great way of celebrating Radio 1's history - but what about its future?"I'm not planning any schedule changes at the moment," he says, "but I'm always looking for fresh new talent, for th...