Rylan is gutted about Ken Bruce leaving Radio 2

Rylan paid tribute to Ken Bruce. (Getty)

Rylan paid tribute to Ken Bruce. (Getty)

Rylan Clark has paid tribute to Ken Bruce after the radio legend introduced he was leaving BBC Radio 2 after greater than 30 years with the station.

In a brand new interview with the Radio Times, Clark notably celebrated Bruce’s contribution to the BBC’s Eurovision protection.

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He mentioned: “To me, Ken is Radio 2. He’s simply… he’s Ken Bruce! And for me, you realize, Radio 2 Eurovision simply is Ken Bruce.”

Ken Bruce has left BBC Radio 2 after more than 30 years. (Getty)

Ken Bruce has left BBC Radio 2 after greater than 30 years. (Getty)

His feedback observe on from a tweet made after Bruce introduced he was departing the BBC final week. Rylan wrote: “Ken Bruce. A fantastic man who’s at all times been so pretty to me at @BBCRadio2. Going to be so missed on air, however personally I’ll miss having a beer out of the country discussing something and all the pieces while at Eurovision. Thanks for at all times being so pretty.”

Rylan additionally talked in regards to the UK internet hosting the competitors as a substitute of Ukraine as a result of warfare with Russia: “It’s completely horrible what’s happening out in Ukraine. I’m simply grateful that we’re in a position to form of throw Ukraine’s occasion over right here within the UK, giving them the celebration they deserve.”

Clark can be set to host the semi-final draw portion of the competiton together with AJ Odudu dwell on the BBC. The present may even characteristic the official handing over ceremony with the mayor of Turin giving the keys to Eurovision to the mayor of Liverpool.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23:  Rylan Clark speaks at the launch of his new book

Rylan is about to co-host the Eurovision draw later this month. (Getty Photos for Orion Books)

Liverpool will grow to be the sixth UK metropolis to host the singing competitors on thirteenth Could and will probably be the primary time the competition has been held in Britain for 25 years.

The UK has not but introduced who will probably be represnting the nation within the competitors.

The 2023 Eurovision Track Contest Handover and Allocation Draw will air on the BBC on Tuesday 31 January.

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