Dermot Whelan announces shock departure from Today FM

Pic: Twitter/Today FM

Dermot Whelan has announced that he will be leaving Today FM.

He has been presenting alongside his pal Dave Moore for more than two decades.

The pair currently host Dermot & Dave from 9am to 12pm on Today FM where they have been hosting their show since 2014.

Before that the pair had their own show on 98FM.

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Dermot shared the news during their Tuesday radio show.

“After 21 years on the radio together, I have decided to leave Dermot and Dave,” he stated.

“Contrary to reports, this is not because of Dave’s Bad Jokes! I actually made this extremely difficult decision because I have other areas in my life that I’m really passionate about and I want to spend some time really devoting my time to them.”

He will be moving into the world of meditation after becoming a qualified teacher. In 2021, he released his book Mind Full which was an easy guide to meditation.

“Many of you may be aware that over the last few years, I have worked in the area of meditation and have sought to blend comedy and humour with meditation so that I could help people deal with stress, worry and anxiety in their daily lives,” he said.

“This led me to write my bestselling book Mind Full and create my Mind Full Live Tour.

“Radio has given me so much over the last two decades. It’s the most wonderfully creative and exciting place to be with the best people in the world. Most of all it has given me an incredible relationship with our amazing listeners.”

“I cannot thank all of you enough for tuning into our madness every day and laughing along with our funny stories and letting the tears flow for our sad ones.”

Dermot will continue to host his own show.

He bid farewell to his friend, saying: “Dermot Valentine Whelan, I’ll miss being in a small room with my best friend for five hours every day and I am incredibly proud and excited for you for what’s next. I will not miss the 7-course fish dinner you eat before the show!”

Today FM also paid tribute to Dermot, writing on social media: “When 2 become 1. Dermot & Dave are coming to an end. Huge love to Dermot who is heading off to focus on his Mind Full brand.

“Watch this space as Dave Moore takes the hot seat to launch his brand-new show in the coming weeks.”

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