Three Cheers For 'Cheeky' Moira!

Chris Evans launches new radio show by hailing Chiswick's Moira Stuart

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Chiswick resident Moira Stuart returned to the BBC this week to work alongside Chris Evans in Radio 2's breakfast slot.

Evans, who took over from former host Terry Wogan on Monday 11th January, launched his new show by giving three cheers for Moira Stuart, the programme's newsreader.

Speaking about his co-worker, Chris Evans said, "It doesn't get any better than Moira Stuart. The voice, the authority, the style, the class, plus a side of her the majority of people have never seen before.

"She's funny, she's cheeky and dare I say it - ever such a little bit naughty. Always brilliant on the telly, I predict she's going to be even better on the radio. In fact, I know she will be."

Moira Stuart left BBC News in 2007 after more than 30 years amid accusations of ageism.
She had been dropped as newsreader from Andrew Marr's Sunday programme, a decision which was criticised by Marr and fellow journalists Jeremy Paxman and John Humphrys.

January 12, 2010