Pamela Joyce shares reason behind Today FM departure

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Pamela Joyce shocked the nation when she announced her departure from Today FM.

She landed the lunchtime slot on the show last year and earlier this month bid farewell to the station.

It was definitely an unexpected decision for those listening in.

But now Pamela has set the record straight on why she left the station.

Pamela Joyce
Pamela Joyce

Speaking to The Sunday Times, she simply explained: “I moved to Dublin solely to work in radio. And I didn’t realise I was as much of a homebird as I am.”

“As much as I love working in the media, I don’t love it enough to not be around my family all the time. I just didn’t feel settled in either place, but it took me a few months to actually make the decision to move home.”

She went on to say that she had been “humming and hawing” about leaving but “one day a few weeks back I woke up and thought, just do it, hand in your notice”.

“You haven’t had peace of mind and your head has been melted making up the pros and cons list for ages. I told the bosses and we discussed how we’d go about it and came to the conclusion that it was easier to probably just make it a quick thing rather than a big long goodbye.


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“And to just say, it’s been an absolute pleasure. It’s been the best five and half years of my life.”

She praised Today FM for being so “supportive” before adding that it was “absolutely my decision to leave.”

She admitted that she is aware some people think that was something going on behind the scenes but it was a simple choice for her, joking: “I don’t have a juicy story for you.”

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