Rylan Clark urged listeners to “lay off” Scott Mills after the radio presenter stepped in for veteran broadcaster Ken Bruce today. It comes after the Eurovision host sparked a divide on Twitter as some listeners took to the micro-blogging and complained about the BBC Radio 2 stand-in.
Scott, 49, has stepped in to cover Ken, 71, while the PopMaster remains absent from his hit morning show.
Radio 2 listeners will have noticed the veteran broadcaster has been missing from the airwaves since last week leaving many confused.
The show, which pulls in a whopping 8.7 million listeners a day, boasts the largest audience on UK radio.
Ken has been at the helm of the show for 34 years, although he has taken some time off in recent months to “sort out a minor medical matter”.
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GurdenerInBervie wrote: “Scott Mills is standing in again anyway. Painful to listen to.”
However, others rushed to praise Scott, as Kerry gushed: “Loving @scott_millson Radio 2 this morning! The sooner he makes the move over permanently the better. Then I can fully embrace being too old for R1.”
Queen B shared: “It’s horrible to see all the negative comments about @scott_mills. He is brilliant presenter, seems a lovely person and doesn’t deserve it.”
Tina said: “LOVE @scott_mills and whenever he sits in for anyone I’m delighted @BBCRadio2.”