Zoe Ball inundated with support as she issues health update ahead of BBC Radio 2 absence


BBC Radio 2 presenter Zoe Ball, 52, has been inundated with support after revealing she will be absent from the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show for the next few days. The star went on to share an update about her health, as she thanked fellow presenter Vernon Kay, 48, for stepping in to cover her slot. 

Taking to Twitter today, Zoe told her 405,700 followers: “So I’ve got covid…

“But good news is ya man @vernonkay is looking after y’all @BBCRadio2,” she added with a Face with Medical Mask emoji. “Back soon.” (sic)

Vernon, who has hosted the show before when Zoe has been unwell, also informed his followers of the schedule change.

“Couple of mornings on @BBCRadio2 coming up!!” Vernon revealed. 

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“Get well quickly @ZoeTheBall 5am wake up’s play havoc with the eye bags!! See you tomorrow from 6.30AM.” (sic) 

Vernon, who is married to Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly, hosted his own BBC Radio 1 show between 2004 and 2012.

He also presented his own show on Radio X between 2015 and 2017 and now presents live coverage of Formula E for English speaking platforms around the world.

He also placed third in the 2020 series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! behind fellow radio DJ Jordan North and castle queen Giovanna Fletcher.

While Russ wrote: “Oh Zoe sending you TLC  get better soon, think of all the catch up tv you can watch.

“Big fan of Vernon’s for years top bloke. Will be listening every morning.” (sic)

“Awww no,” added Wendy. “Hope you’re feeling better soon. Will miss your cheery happy vibes you give us all.” (sic)

“Get well soon Zoe, and take care of yourself in the meanwhile by not trying too much too quickly; Vern will look after things for you,” typed Neil.


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