Kate Lawler to leave Virgin Radio UK for more family time

Kate Lawler is leaving Virgin Radio after being with the station since it launched six years ago.

Sharing the news on social media, Kate explained she wants to spend more time being a mum before her daughter does to school.

Kate said the door is being held open if she decides to come back, and that she’s had the most incredible ride at Virgin, doing the best job in the world.

She said: “It’s not been an easy decision for me to make and I know that I’ll return to radio broadcasting in the future but right now, it’s time to take a break.

“I want to be more present as a Mum, to spend as much time with my daughter before she starts nursery, then school, and to enjoy quality time together.

“I never did enough of this during maternity leave because of mental health issues and taking on too much other work outside of radio.”

Kate has also written a book called Maybe Baby – on her journey from parentally undecided to early motherhood, via raging hormones, sleepless nights, emergency hospital trips, mum guilt, unspoken regrets and post-natal depression.

Kate’s last show will be on March 30th – six years to the day when the current Virgin Radio launched.