Louise McSharry says she felt like "trash" after departure from 2FM
"It felt like a really poor show and a really bad way to treat someone."
Louise McSharry has opened up about feeling "like trash" following her departure from 2FM last year.
The presenter previously announced her shock exit after 11 years, saying it was time to "move on" but admitting that it was not her own decision.
Fans of her weekend show were disappointed to say goodbye to the DJ after more than a decade on air.
Now, in an interview with The Independent, Louise has said she was surprised how her relationship with the station had ended.
"It still felt like a really poor show and a really bad way to treat someone who you’ve worked with for a very long time. I’m 39 years old," she said. "I’m capable of going in and having an adult conversation."
She admitted that how she had been treated made her feel like "a piece of trash that had been used up and was being thrown away".
For her next career move, Louise is staying in the world of broadcasting and is currently working on a podcast which is set to come out soon.
"It’s going to be very much in line with what I was doing on the show," she told The Independent.
"Because I think what was clear to me about what we were doing on the show — and what I heard over and over and over again after it finished — was that we were talking about things that aren’t being talked about in other places.
"I think, in particular, there’s a demographic of women in their 20s and 30s whose interests are just not currently being served on radio.”
Taking to Instagram following the interview, Louise said it was important for her to be able to voice her opinion about her departure.
"It has been very difficult," she wrote. "I was very hurt by the way it was handled, but I’m moving on more and more each day."