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Steve Wright’s BBC Radio 2 replacement has been revealed

Steve Wright’s BBC Radio 2 replacement has been revealed

BBC Radio 2 has announced who will be stepping into Steve Wright’s role as the host of fan-favourite radio show Sunday Love Songs. The legendary DJ’s death at 69 was announced by his family last week (13 February). A cause of death was not disclosed. The veteran presenter, also known for fronting Top of the Pops, hosted shows on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 for more than four decades, including the Saturday show Pick of the Pops and Love Songs every Sunday afternoon. On the first Sunday after his death, his friend and colleague Liza Tarbuck stepped into his shoes to present Love Songs, giving an emotional on-air tribute to Wright as she dedicated the show to him. However, BBC Radio 2 announced that Early Breakfast show presenter Nicki Chapman, 57, has taken over Wright’s Sunday Love Songs slot until Easter, when a permanent replacement will step in. “It will be a privilege to present Sunday Love Songs in the coming weeks, so please do tune in and keep me company as I share …

Jungkook of BTS Is Chasing His Pop-Star Dream

Jungkook of BTS Is Chasing His Pop-Star Dream

When my video call with Jungkook begins, he has the look of someone roused too early from a good sleep. On camera, the youngest member of the South Korean pop group BTS is wearing a black zip-up, hood pulled over his head in a way that suggests he’d enjoy a nap—a little surprising, given his reputation among fans as an indefatigable “energizer bunny.” We’re less than two weeks away from the release of his first solo album, Golden, and his days are packed with dance practices, rehearsals, video shoots, interviews with overseas press. The exhausting demands of promotion aren’t new to him—he’s been with BTS for more than a decade, racking up best-selling albums, Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, sold-out stadium concerts, and world records. But this is Jungkook’s first time releasing a full record on his own, and it happens to all be in English. At first, Jungkook felt conflicted about this. “I was thinking, Is it okay for a Korean to not release Korean songs at all?” the 26-year-old singer told me through …