Matthew Wright says he’s leaving talkRADIO

Presenter Matthew Wright has tweeted he’s “out of talkRADIO at the end of March” suggesting his contract will come to an end four months after it was extended.

Matthew tweeted yesterday saying: “Been hearing some amazing rumours about how talkRADIO management plans to reward my #arias nomination for best speech broadcaster – deets to follow as and when!”

He then followed it up with news about his departure less than a day later.

An article in December from the Daily Mail said Matthew Wright had been sacked, referencing a leaked memo, but the station apparently performed a U-Turn and extended his contract instead.

The same article also reported on the plans for Times Radio, which were officially announced this week.

Matthew has been nominated for Best Speech Presenter at the 2020 ARIAS along with his colleague Iain Lee, plus Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 5 live, Frank Skinner on Absolute Radio, Mark Patterson on BBC Radio Foyle and Mike Sweeney on BBC Radio Manchester.

His departure follows news that Eamonn Holmes will be replaced by Dan Wootton from next month. More changes are also expected soon.