Daily Express - - DAY & NIGHT -

IT WAS a tear­ful af­fair on Chan­nel 5 yes­ter­day as The Wright Stuff host Matthew Wright bowed out fol­low­ing al­most two decades on the pro­gramme.

As Day & Night ex­clu­sively re­vealed on Monday the 52-year-old, who had an­nounced he was leav­ing last month, ac­tu­ally quit far ear­lier than ex­pected and he strug­gled to hold back tears on his fi­nal day in the hot seat. Fol­low­ing a high­light reel of the best bits from his 18 years at the helm, the pre­sen­ter was given a cake and praised his first boss Dawn Airey on the pro­gramme for its longevity.

“Of course this show would have never got­ten off the ground if it hadn’t been for the ge­nius of my very first boss, who took a punt and put me on the telly back in the year 2000. A lit­tle later she en­cour­aged me to let more of my per­son­al­ity come through and I think that’s when The Wright Stuff re­ally took off. Be naughty, she said. Best ad­vice ever.”

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