. However, it seems that O’Grady may be returning to the airwaves, but this time on commercial radio. It has been reported that O’Grady is in talks with Global Radio about hosting a show on either Heart or Smooth Radio.
Global Radio is the largest commercial radio group in the UK, owning over 250 stations including Capital, Classic FM, LBC, and Heart. It is speculated that O’Grady could be a significant asset to the company, as he has a loyal following and is known for his entertaining banter and quick wit.
The move would not be unprecedented as other high-profile BBC presenters such as Chris Evans and Graham Norton have made the move to commercial radio in recent years. It is also rumoured that O’Grady may receive a more lucrative contract with commercial radio than he would have had with the BBC.
O’Grady has also had success as a television presenter, hosting his own chat show and appearing on shows such as Blankety Blank and For the Love of Dogs. He has won multiple BAFTA Awards and has been praised for his charity work as an animal rights activist.
If O’Grady does make the move to commercial radio, it could be seen as a blow to the BBC, which has lost several high-profile presenters in recent years. However, it could also be seen as a sign of the changing nature of the media landscape, where traditional broadcasters are facing increased competition from streaming services and social media influencers. Regardless of the outcome, it is clear that O’Grady remains a popular and in-demand personality, both on radio and television.