Paul O'Grady QUITS his Radio 2 show after 14 years 

Paul O'Grady has quit his Radio 2 Sunday afternoon show after 14 years in the latest BBC shake-up.

In a statement, the television presenter, 67, said: "I've loved doing my Sunday afternoon show for the last 14 years and I'm going to miss my listeners as well as the fun I've had with my producer Malcolm Prince, but I feel that now is the right time to go."

Paul's departure is the latest in a string of changes to the BBC Radio schedule, with several big names having been dropped from the broadcaster recently.

The BBC said: "We’re sad to say that after 14 years on Sunday afternoons, Paul O’Grady has decided to leave Radio 2. We wish Paul the very best of luck and hope to work with him again in the future."

Paul's last programme on the station will be on Sunday August 14 as he comes to the end of his current 13-week run of shows.

Fans took to Twitter to air their disappointment at the radio veteran's departure, saying Paul is "irreplaceable".

One wrote: "Paul O'Grady is a natural on the radio and his Sunday show has been a really good listen. All good things must come to an end but this is a real shame. All the best to Paul and of course @malprin. Irreplaceable."