Charlie Bones announces departure from NTS after 10 years
The DO!! YOU!!! host has become a mainstay with his breakfast show
Charlie Bones announced he is leaving NTS Radio.
The DJ and presenter shared the news during this morning’s edition of DO!! YOU!!!, his 2-hour daily breakfast show.
Bones told listeners that he would be “going solo” after not getting the support he needed from the station.
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He explained: "NTS did what they could for me. I hope they grow and build bigger and bigger. But outside of that my life is hell on earth. I deal with horrific pain, loneliness. I need something more... I just need love in my life.”
The announcement, delivered live, appeared to be a surprise to the team at NTS.
A tweet from the official Twitter page read: “It was as much a shock to us as it was to all of you. Here’s to ten years of Do!! You!!! What a ride - let the eagle fly.”
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Charlie Bones has been a key part of NTS’ programming since the station launched in 2011. Across ten years of presenting, the host gained a dedicated following for his uplifting tunes, quick wit and interaction with listeners in the chatroom.
DO!! YOU!!! broadcasted from 9:AM to 12:PM each weekday, with guests such as OK Williams, anu and Peach occasionally taking on hosting duties.
Bones has since commented via Instagram, saying: "Peace and love to everyone who got in touch with unbelievable amounts of appreciation. Let me take some time and I’ll be right back with the plan.
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"I cannot express how much I appreciate your gratitude for all the love and passion I put into this. I’m not quitting radio in anyway whatsoever. Thanks to @nts_radio for everything and thanks to @glumlukid for being the perfect friend to join me in such a surreal situation. And most of all thank you for really getting the show and what I’m trying to do. Much love."
Meanwhile, listeners have taken to social media to pay tribute to Bones and to thank him for his efforts, particularly over the recent lockdown periods.
Safi Bugel is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter