Broadcaster Kirsty Young has joined the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s charitable foundation as a director.
Lauren Laverne has thanked fans for their support after she was criticised for her performance as host of Desert Island Discs.
BBC presenters have paid tribute to the former voice of Desert Island Discs, Kirsty Young.
Kirsty Young has stepped down permanently as host of Desert Island Discs, saying her break from the radio show has inspired her to “pursue new challenges”.
Kirsty Young is stepping down permanently as host of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, saying: “It’s time to pursue new challenges.”
Olympic diver Tom Daley has described how he held his father’s hand when he died, and said his death left him without his “biggest cheerleader”.
Desert Island Discs host Kirsty Young will be stepping away from the Radio 4 show for a “number of months” as she is suffering from a form of fibromyalgia.
Martina Cole has told how she almost destroyed the manuscript which launched her career as a best-selling crime writer.
George Michael was “optimistic” and working on what would be his “best thing ever” when he gave his final interview shortly before his death.
Kirsty Young has to take a relaxing walk after recording Desert Island Discs as the interviews can often be “intense”, she said.