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Sound of Sixties radio presenter steps down at 88

By Francesca Gosling

BBC Radio 2 has announced that Brian Matthew has officially stepped down from his role as Sounds of the Sixties presenter due to "poor health".

According to the station, producers agreed that it was the "right time" for him to retire from the show after an "extended bout of ill health".

Matthew (88) had presented the Saturday morning show for more than 26 years before taking a break last November.

BBC Radio said it plans to run a series of special programmes with Matthew, while a new voice would take over his spot.

While a new presenter has yet to be officially announced, Sir Tim Rice has been temporarily standing in.

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