“We needed to get a message out to all shipping in the area to ask them to reset their ship’s radios.But they couldn’t receive the message because all they could receive was the Ken Bruce show. Eurovision has an awful lot going for it and you mustn’t take it seriously.Of course I’m getting on a bit for that now and not a drop passes my lips but it’s always a joy to look forward to going somewhere new.” Ken’s personal life has been eventful: he has been married three times and has six children, three of them with his third wife – “I prefer to describe her as my final wife” – Kerith, whom he met in 1998 during Eurovision.She was working on the programme as a broadcast assistant.
In an interview with the Daily Express three years ago Ken revealed his attitude to the proceedings and why it has become such a popular competition since its humble beginnings in 1956. The spectacle is what matters.” And Ken always ensured that the presenters had a bit of fun too.
' Others simply longed for Bruce's more leisurely style with one, @islandniles, writing: 'Fearne Cotton is doing Popmaster...' and followed it up with an image marked with the words 'make it stop'. But when you're open about things, that's when you dispel the myths and the taboos.'Lorraine agreed: 'We're all just struggling through.'Fearne said that her seemingly charmed life does not prevent her from suffering, just like anyone else.
Somewhat harshly, @leighowl added: 'Get this air head Fearne Cotton off. No faff, just quizzage.' Another fan, @rhino1410 wrote: '@Fearnecotton what a pleasant surprise to have a morning with you on #bbcradio2 can't wait for the next 4 days.'Last week, the 35-year-old former Radio 1 host opened up about her battle with depression.
A career in radio had never even occurred to him until he worked with Glasgow’s Hospital Broadcasting Service and as he himself once put it, since no fatalities occurred during his time there, he was offered a role as staff announcer and afternoon show host at the BBC.
In the early years Ken remained in Scotland, presenting Radio 2 Ballroom from the Dunblane Hydro Hotel before joining Radio 2 in 1982.
During the intervals I popped out and collected glasses on a tray for all.