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Sara Cox favourite for BBC Radio 2 drivetime after Simon Mayo quits

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

She may have missed out on the breakfast show gig but Sara Cox is at the front of the queue for BBC Radio 2's drivetime slot.

Bookmakers have made the Bolton DJ the instant, short-priced favourite to bag the role.

This news comes after Coxy was widely reported to have lost out on the coveted morning programme to her mate Zoe Ball.

Paddy Power make it 6/4 that she replaces Simon Mayo, as his and Jo Whiley’s drivetime show is set to come to an end, following backlash from listeners.

Mark Goodier is the second favourite for the job at 6/1, after previously filling in for Chris Evans on R2.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “Many fans were gutted when it was announced that Sara Cox missed out to Zoe Ball on the Breakfast show, so we think she’s the obvious favourite for Drivetime.

“With Jo Whiley moving to the 7-9pm slot, and Simon Mayo leaving altogether, Coxy is surely a shoo-in for the role – hence why there’s such a big gap between her price and anyone else in the market.”


6/4        Sara Cox
6/1        Mark Goodier
8/1        Steve Wright
10/1     Liza Tarbuck
12/1     Claudia Winkleman
16/1     Richard Madeley
16/1     Nick Grimshaw
33/1     Graham Norton

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