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Old 14-07-2010, 15:49
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It looks as though he's going to be off the air for at least four weeks now - Dale Winton filled in last week, is doing this week and next week, and according to the Radio Times, Chris Tarrant is on after that!

Seems odd that he'd be on holiday for that long, surely?
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Old 14-07-2010, 15:52
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Don't build my hopes up
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Old 14-07-2010, 16:45
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Oh I hope he returns. I love the show.
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Old 14-07-2010, 16:51
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Nothing wrong with Steve Wright and his traditional family entertaining show. I genuinely do 'love the show!'

Give me Radio 2 over Heart any day!
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Old 14-07-2010, 16:55
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Seems odd that he'd be on holiday for that long, surely?
There appears to be a lot of speculation regarding SW some say his contract is for a certain number of shows per year, or his sudden weight gain for reasons unknown us maybe causing him problems
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Old 14-07-2010, 17:21
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Steve hasn't been a "well man" since the early 80s!
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Old 14-07-2010, 19:17
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what's wrong with him just now?
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Old 14-07-2010, 19:18
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There appears to be a lot of speculation regarding SW some say his contract is for a certain number of shows per year, or his sudden weight gain for reasons unknown us maybe causing him problems
This is correct. He has no obligation to do more than the number of shows agreed to.

Anything else would be wild speculation, and none of our business.
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Old 14-07-2010, 19:31
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I think Mark Ratcliffe did the afternoon show for a whole month a couple of years back, so maybe this is nothing new.

A change is as good as a rest.
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Old 14-07-2010, 19:43
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He's in new york getting another 1000 jingles made

I remember about 2 years ago he took a long break. Mark Radcliffe sat in for him. It's his 2nd week of 4 off.

Miss you Steve, Love The Show.
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Old 14-07-2010, 19:46
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Dale is covering for 3 weeks before he goes off with Cilla on his hols . Chris Tarrant is listed to cover from the 26th July for a week.
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Old 14-07-2010, 23:30
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As much as it pains me to think he might come back, I suppose taking 4 weeks off is just fulfiling his holiday entitlement. Just that others take a week or 2 at a time normally...
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Old 14-07-2010, 23:31
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Oh I hope he returns. I love the show.
Yeah, great to have you back on the big show Steve.

Love the show.
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Old 15-07-2010, 11:28
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Yeah, great to have you back on the big show Steve.

Love the show.
Me too, let the chap have a holiday.
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Old 15-07-2010, 23:37
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A rather odd announcement on BBC London today, as Danny Baker told his listener that he was taking over Wrighty's slot from April.

I know Danny is often given to frivolous, throwaway lines such as this, and it seems a long time for two people to keep presenting their shows as if nothing is happening, but he sounded like he was serious and he could, to some ears, be a ready made replacement.

Personally, I enjoy Steve Wright's show and, although I'm a regular listener, I don't think Danny is the right man for that slot, but is there a germ of truth, or was it just a bit of 'par for the course' DB BS?
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Old 16-07-2010, 06:30
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DB comment is probarly tongue and cheek. I can't see Steve leaving the afternoon show. He's the longest serving afternoon show on any Radio station, and been doing it for 20+ years for both R1&2.
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Old 16-07-2010, 08:12
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I think you're correct Occy - probably a bit of timely banter from Danny Baker. Although by saying next April he will, of course, fuel speculation on forums like this and possibly wider afield.
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Old 16-07-2010, 09:15
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I'm no Dale fan but at least OH and I don't have to rush to turn radio 2 off at 2pm at the moment.
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Old 16-07-2010, 09:53
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As much as it pains me to think he might come back, I suppose taking 4 weeks off is just fulfiling his holiday entitlement. Just that others take a week or 2 at a time normally...
Most other (normal) people have only 4 weeks, maybe 5, for the whole year which is why they take a week or 2 at a time. Steve had holiday early in the year, I think Dale also covered earlier in the year, and Tarrant too. If he's off again now (4 weeks?), he never works in the Children In Need week and will probably be off Christmas too - how many weeks does he get?

Someone mentioned that he is contracted 'per show', which I suppose factors in the days and times he doesn't work.

It must mess around with RAJAR though, giving presenters so much time off across the year. If out of 12 months, he's not on air for 2 months that seems quite steep to me.
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Old 16-07-2010, 09:55
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It must mess around with RAJAR though, giving presenters so much time off across the year. If out of 12 months, he's not on air for 2 months that seems quite steep to me.
Perhaps the RAJARS are the same regardless of whether he is there on not. Which begs the question of why Radio 2 think they need to pay Wright 500k+ per year for 40 weeks work.
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Old 16-07-2010, 11:05
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He's not had a holiday for a while so maybe he's using his holiday now.
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Old 16-07-2010, 12:10
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He's not had a holiday for a while so maybe he's using his holiday now.
20 days without a holiday. A bit like the US trailer parks that sometimes go for a month without a tornado
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Old 16-07-2010, 12:36
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Perhaps the RAJARS are the same regardless of whether he is there on not. Which begs the question of why Radio 2 think they need to pay Wright 500k+ per year for 40 weeks work.
Its not as much as that George, its rumoured to be in the region of 440,000 that of course is according to wikipedia

so that works out to around 10 grand a week
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Old 16-07-2010, 13:20
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so that works out to around 10 grand a week
the Wayne Rooney of radio
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Old 16-07-2010, 14:19
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10 K a week is average for a radio 2 presenter. I guess a lot a on more or less then Wrighty? Most of his holidays are probarly not paid for. Rajars probarly don't effect when he takes his holidays as they are quite good when too take them and not around the time they an't counted. Last Holiday he took was a week, but because of the volcanic ash stopped him coming home he took an extra week. Tim Smith sometimes covers shows like Alex Lester when Wrighty is off, but not this time and probarly off the same length of time. Janey is covering for Sunday Love Songs.

Extended holidays doesn't mean he's leaving the station. Chris Tarrant used to take over a month off during the summer when he was on Capital. A lot of TV presenters also do this.
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