Radio DJ Simon Mayo and film critic Mark Kermode have announced their BBC Radio 5 Live series review is coming to an end.
After 21 years, the current duo have confirmed that Kermode And Mayo Film Review will have their “final 5Live tour” on April 1.
In a post shared by both Mayo and Kermode on Twitter announcing the news, they teased that they would be back and asked their fans to “stay tuned”.
They wrote: “After 21 years (and many drummers), Flagship Film Show @wittertainment will be making its last 5Live tour on April 1st.
“But like Tap, we’ll be back… Stay tuned. Long live entertainment. ”
Another statement posted on the show’s Twitter page said the decision to leave the show was theirs.
They said, “21 years is a long time to be busy with schedules.
“We – and no one else – decided to leave… Retreat… spread our wings… to escape, being chased by a bear.”
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The BBC says the 5 Live Drive program will move to an earlier 4pm time on Fridays, adding that further updates will follow other schedule changes.
Mayo was previously BBC Radio 2’s chief staffer for nearly two decades before leaving in 2018.
He worked on Scala Radio and is now a presenter for the drive time slot on Greatest Hits Radio.
Kermode will continue to present Screenshots of the BBC Radio 4 program alongside Ellen E Jones and his regular film review on the BBC News Channel.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/simon-mayo-and-mark-kermode-to-end-5-live-film-review-show-after-21-years-41437212.html Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode end 5 Live show review movies after 21 years