Jo Whiley was serenaded by Coldplay and praised by U2’s Bono as she left Radio 1 yesterday after 17 years. The DJ [pictured with Chris Martin in 2005] was given a celebrity-packed send-off on her last slot before leaving for Radio 2.
Coldplay had performed a cover of East 17's Stay Another Day, adding Jo’s name into the lyrics. The Klaxons and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl also appeared. Jo’s new show on Radio 2 starts on April 4. She said: "The boss Andy Parfitt gave me a speech and made me cry this morning. Thanks for the messages. To be part of people’s lives is all you can ask for as a DJ." Moments earlier, Bono made a surprise phone call and told her: "You should be carried around the BBC in a chair with people throwing flowers at your feet."
More on this story is at the Coldplay forum now. You can download the Coldplay cover at the Multimedia section [thanks wolstenfierce & SueDeNimes]
Recent pictures of Coldplay with fans at the Bakery (March 2011): [thanks to laurenev49]
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