Radio presenter Vanessa Feltz has criticised the BBC over the alleged circumstances surrounding Ken Bruce's departure from his long-running mid-morning show on Radio 2.
Bruce, who has been at the station for over three decades, announced his departure in January, but accused the BBC of wanting him to leave earlier than expected.
Feltz, who left the BBC last year, described the move as "incredibly discourteous and disrespectful and unnecessary".
Legendary Radio 2 presenter Ken Bruce announced his departure from his mid-morning show in January, with his last show due to be in March.
However, in February, Bruce claimed that the BBC had asked him to leave earlier, with his final show taking place on March 3rd.
Vanessa Feltz, who worked for BBC for nearly 20 years before leaving last year, criticised the BBC over the alleged circumstances surrounding Bruce's exit.
Speaking to Express.co.
uk, she said it was "incredibly discourteous and disrespectful and unnecessary."
This follows a string of departures from Radio 2, including presenter Jo Whiley's departure from her evening show earlier this year, which raised concerns about the BBC's culture and treatment of staff.
Additionally, the BBC has faced mounting criticism from presenters and MPs over alleged salary disparities, with male presenters earning significantly more than their female counterparts.
Nonetheless, some colleagues praised Bruce's tenure, with Radio 2 controller Helen Thomas saying that he "has always been such a loyal part of the Radio 2 family" and that "his contribution to the station has been immense".