Vernon quits

Vernon Kay

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VERNON Kay is to leave Radio 1 after more than nine years,

The former St John Rigby pupil made the announcement on Friday that he was quitting his weekend shows to spend more time with family, saying: “I’ve had an incredible nine-and-a-half years at Radio 1.

“It has been a fabulous experience. However, when I was offered a contract extension I thought long and hard, but after 12 years of working weekends with CBBC, T4 and Radio 1, I felt it was the right time to leave as the girls are now both in school so weekends are more precious than ever.”