STEVE Wright has been keeping his loyal Radio 2 listeners entertained for over 25 years.
But his fans have been wondering why he is currently off air, and are keen to find out when he will be coming back.
Where is Steve Wright?
Steve has been away from his 2pm to 5pm slot of Radio 2 since Monday November 15, 2021.
It is not known why the broadcaster is currently off the airwaves, but there is speculation he is unwell – although this hasn’t been confirmed.
Steve could also be away from his post due to annual leave.
The Sun Online has contact Radio 2 for a comment on Steve’s absence.
Who has replaced Steve Wright?
Fear not, Steve Wright’s show is in in good hands.
TV and radio star Vernon Kay has been filling in for him since November 25, 2021 – before that both Paddy O’Connell and Gary Davies have replaced Steve.
On this morning’s show (November 30, 2021) Vernon chats to Manchester United legend and former England international Bryan Robson OBE.
The footy star will talk about the film Robbo: The Bryan Robson Story. Plus there’s half an hour of Non-Stop Oldies.
Vernon started his career as a model before switching to TV, hosting T4 on Channel 4 in 2000.
When will Steve Wright be back on air?
At the moment, it is unclear when Steve is due to return.
Vernon will be hosting his show again tomorrow (December 1, 2021).
Gary Davies will then fill again on Thursday and Friday (December 2 and 3, 2021).
Steve joined BBC Radio 2 in March 1996, where he began presenting Steve Wright’s Saturday Show (1996–1999)
In 1999 he took over the more high profile spot of 2pm until 5pm, and has remained on it ever since.
He has been doing his famous Steve Wright’s Sunday Love Songs since 1996, and that continues to this day.