Rhod has decided to step down from his Saturday morning show on BBC Radio Wales.
“Despite what I say on air, I love doing the show on Radio Wales on a Saturday but having returned to stand up, and with such a busy live touring schedule this year, it’s proving impossible. I am never there, and it’s getting embarrassing, so I am standing aside, with immediate effect. I’d love to come back and do some one-off specials on Radio Wales in the future though, if they will have me, and I know that ‘person in her own right’, Sian, and ‘dog in her own right’, Rhosie, feel the same way. So, after so many happy/miserable/disappointing/tedious (delete as applicable) years on the station, with regret, I’m out. For now. But watch this space. Thanks for listening my dear listeners; it has been a chaotic ball.”
Rhod has hosted the Saturday morning show since 2006, and in recent years regularly broadcast from his kitchen with a mix of music and chat alongside co-hosts and fellow comedians including Chris Corcoran, Lloyd Langford and Sian Harris.
Rhod had the chance to say thanks to his listeners in a special live show which broadcast from the Machynlleth Comedy Festival on Saturday 4th May.
BBC Radio Wales editor Colin Paterson said:
“Rhod is one of the standout comedy voices of his generation and we’re grateful to him for making us laugh every week. He’s been a big part of Radio Wales for over ten years; I hope he’ll be back with us very soon.”