Tributes paid to north east radio presenter Phil Holmes

Radio presenter Phil Holmes has passed away just days before his 50th birthday.

Phil was well known for this radio work in the north east, presenting on stations such as Real, Smooth, Sun, Minster and Alpha.

He also worked in the south west with stints at Orchard FM and Palm 105.5.

More recently he was hosting syndicated programmes and appearing on radio stations all over the world with The Daily Show.

Phil hit the headlines himself in 1998 after being fired from Sun FM for falling asleep during the breakfast show, following a party representing the station the night before.

He died unexpectedly on 11th April 2022 and family, friends and colleagues have been paying their respect online.

In a Facebook post, Phil’s ex-wife writes: “Philip leaves behind our precious children, Megan and Gabriel and his beloved father David Holmes.”