Davina McCall proves a turn-off for listeners

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A guest stint by Davina McCall on BBC Radio 2 has received more than 150 complaints from listeners.

The presenter was criticised on BBC messageboards for her ‘cringe-worthy’ style. The corporation said McCall, who was filling in for the Ken Bruce morning show, has a style in keeping with fellow DJs Dermot O’Leary and Chris Evans.

A statement said: “While we appreciate that Davina’s style is different to Ken’s, we are also getting a positive reaction from some Radio 2 listeners who are really enjoying the show.”

McCall suffered a similar setback last year when her prime time TV chat show was deemed a flop.

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