Jenny Greene has announced she is leaving 2FM 1 week ago

Jenny Greene has announced she is leaving 2FM

Jenny Greene has announced that she is leaving 2FM.

The radio presenter released a statement on Twitter, saying that it was with a "heavy heart" she was confirming her departure.

It said:

"It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to say farewell to 2FM. 12 years ago John Clarke gave me the opportunity of a lifetime, to host my own show on Friday night.

"Soon after, Ian Wilson took my under his wing and secured me a Saturday night show and he gave me the freedom to create my own brand and vision with The Electric Disco.

"I can never thank him enough for the belief he had in me"

As well as hosting Electric Disco, Jenny also began presenting with Nicky Byrne five years ago.

She added:

“When Dan Healy pitched the idea of working alongside Nicky Byrne in 2014, never in a million years did I imagine, that such a risky pairing would be so successful or that I could find a friend who supports me both on and off air. He really is my rock."

She recalled how she had "so many amazing experiences from broadcasting at Oxegen, Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions and Longitude to actually performing at festivals and selling out arena's with the amazing RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Gemma Sugrue."

She continued:

 

"Having started off in the evening time and progressing on to a very successful day time show, going back to the evenings on 2FM just doesn't feel like the right decision for me both professionally and personally.

"So I want to thank all the loyal listeners, who tuned in everyday on 2FM and those who helped me along the way in RTÉ: you know who you are.

"To quote the late, great Terry Wogan: 'there's never a right time to leave something you love, but there might be a wrong time if you hang on too long.'"

You can read her full statement here.