Zoe Ball has no plans to quit Strictly’s It Takes Two for Radio 2 Breakfast gig

Zoe Ball has said she has no plans to quit Strictly Come Dancing spin-off It Takes Two.


The TV and Radio presenter has landed a big new role on Radio 2, taking over the Breakfast show from Chris Evans.

It means Zoe will be very busy from early on in the mornings Monday to Fridays, but she still hopes to appear on It Takes Two each evening.

“I love It Takes Two and I’m like, ‘Get back — this is my show, I love it so much’,” she said this week. “So I am planning on doing both. ”

Zoe told The Sun newspaper: “How that will work later in the year, I don’t know. There might have to be a nap during the day, but I love that show so much. I love the whole thing.”

The telly host went on to admit she was “terrified” ahead of her new radio show’s debut, but revealed her secret to beating anxiety.

“Back in the early days when I started doing It Takes Two on TV, I would get anxious, especially if you let all the voices in your head tell you really negative things about yourself,” she explained.


“Someone taught me this really lovely thing, which is when you’re panicking or thinking, ‘I can’t do this, I can’t do this,’ you just say, ‘Right. Hi, negative thoughts. Stop bothering me. If you just wait there, I’m going to do this job, then I’ll come back and talk to you later.’

“It’s actually a really good thing. I’ve done it before when they’ve been going, ‘You’re not very good.’

“Obviously that won’t stop me being terrified on Monday but we’ve got a great show that we’re excited for the listeners to hear.”


The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show will air BBC Radio 2, Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 9.30am, from next week.

Strictly Come Dancing will return for a brand new series later in 2019.