Jennifer Zamparelli’s replacement has been confirmed

Jennifer Zamparelli Pic: Brian McEvoy

This week Jennifer Zamparelli announced that she would be leaving 2FM.

Rumours swirled about who could replace her on the 9am to 12pm slot on the radio show.

Laura Fox had obviously been filling in for Jennifer for the last few weeks.

And now it has been confirmed who would be stepping into the role.

Pic: Instagram/Jennifer Zamparelli

It has been confirmed that Laura Fox will be replacing Jennifer full-time.

Jennifer said to Laura: “It is your time now.”

Head of 2FM Dan Healy then joined Claire Byrne on her radio show on RTÉ Radio 1 to discuss Doireann Garrihy, The 2 Johnnies and Jennifer Zamparelli leaving the radio station.

“Today I am here to announce that Laura Fox replaces Jen. Laura Fox is someone who was in Pulse five years ago. And we contracted her two years ago,” he said.

Laura Fox Pic: Brian McEvoy

Congratulations Laura!

Laura shared the good news on Instagram, writing: “Here we go. I don’t even have the words right now to describe how happy I am, I’ll be taking over 9-12 from @jenzamparelli on @rte2fm.

“I moved up from Galway 8 years ago wanting to get a job in 2FM with not a breeze how I was going to go about it and I did every job under the sun to get here. I can’t thank Jen enough for all the opportunities she gave me when she kicked off the show 5 years ago, sending me all around the country, prank calls and phone bans. Ill be forever grateful for the support on and off air.”

She continued: “There’s so many people I want to thank but there’s one person in particular and that’s Alan McQuillan, he championed me from day dot on RTE Pulse and got me across the hall to 2FM. He used to lurk around hallways with me to run into the bosses and come in at 5am to make sure I was set for covering weekend breakfast but more importantly he was the absolute craic and a great friend and I’m sad he’s not here today to celebrate with me but I know he’d be so buzzed.”

She gave her partner, Brian a shoutout writing: “My B Balls, I love you so much. You’ve been with me the whole way and never ever wavered your support. Dunno how we’ll cope actually seeing each other so much now hahah.

“My friends and family, I’m so lucky to have you. I can finally start showing up to gatherings haha To all of my colleagues in 2FM, I love our team so much. It’s small and mighty and god we love radio! Ok byeeee enjoy your weekend and join me MONDAY AT 9!!!!”

Fionnuala Moran who is currently hosting the Galway woman’s radio slot took to Instagram to congratulate her friend.

“Congrats to @foxylaura10! Superstar & super supporter of me, just like @jenzamparelli was. Blessed among brilliant broadcasting babes,” she wrote.

Fionnuala has been filling in for Laura for the past few weeks as the Ireland’s Fittest Family host stepped into Jennifer’s slot. However, it has not been confirmed if she will fill that slot full term now Laura is moving onto weekdays.

Replacements for Doireann Garrihy and The 2 Johnnies have yet to be announced.

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