Jo: My tears over Mayo’s show haters

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY MARK JEF­FERIES

RA­DIO DJ Jo Whi­ley has re­vealed how she was “tear­ful a lot of the time” dur­ing a cam­paign of hate against her.

Jo, 53, be­came a tar­get dur­ing her ill-fated stint on Ra­dio 2’s driv­e­time show with stal­wart Si­mon Mayo.

She said: “There was this wall of re­sis­tance to me from a very vo­cal bunch.

‘It was hurt­ful, in­sult­ing. It made me look at who I am not just as a broad­caster. It’s too easy to hate these days.”

Jo, who now has an evening pro­gramme, told Event mag­a­zine: “It was re­lent­less, I was tear­ful quite a lot of the time.”

Chris Evans, 52, said he aims to in­volve his wife and kids as much as pos­si­ble when he starts his new break­fast show on Vir­gin Ra­dio next Mon­day.

FLOP Si­mon & Jo Whi­ley

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