Jarvis Cocker an­nounces the end of his ra­dio show

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JARVIS Cocker has an­nounced the end of his BBC Ra­dio 6 Mu­sic show.

The Pulp front­man, left, will step down from Jarvis Cocker’s Sun­day Ser­vice at the end of De­cem­ber.

The show launched in Jan­uary 2010 and has been a weekly show on the net­work ever since, al­though Cocker has taken oc­ca­sional breaks to pur­sue his other creative projects.

Stars in­clud­ing Rus­sell Crowe, Cil­lian Mur­phy and Sam Tay­lorJohn­son have all filled in for him re­cently.

Cocker has been ab­sent from the show since July but will re­turn for five more shows, with the last to be broad­cast on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 31.

The singer said: “It’s not good­bye, it’s just farewell. We wanted to say farewell prop­erly and so we’re go­ing to do a run of five ex­tra-spe­cial shows through­out De­cem­ber, start­ing this Sun­day. Let’s keep warm to­gether.”

Paul Rodgers, head of 6 Mu­sic, said: “Jarvis has been in­te­gral to 6 Mu­sic and its de­vel­op­ment so we are very sad to see him leav- ing the Sun­day Ser­vice and I’d like to thank him for an in­spi­ra­tional show.

“It’s been a real mould­breaker and I don’t think any­thing like it ex­ists else­where in broad­cast­ing.

“Jarvis will al­ways be an im­por­tant part of the 6 Mu­sic fam­ily and we are look­ing for­ward to him re­turn­ing to work on new projects with us.”

From Jan­uary 7 the slot will be filled by Amy Lame for a new show.

She said: “I’m so pleased to be the lat­est ad­di­tion to the 6 Mu­sic fam­ily. I’ve been a ded­i­cated lis­tener since the in­cep­tion of 6 Mu­sic and to now have a weekly show on the sta­tion I love so much is a dream come true.”

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