Jo Whiley causes concern among BBC Glastonbury 2024 viewers

Glastonbury host Jo Whiley sparks concern as BBC viewers all say the same thing
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During a live broadcast from Glastonbury 2024, Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley sparked concern among viewers and her co-host had to step in for her. Jo is part of the BBC's team covering the iconic music festival from Worthy Farm, keeping fans at home updated with all the must-see performances.

She was joined by Clara Amfo, Lauren Laverne and Jack Saunders, among many other presenters bringing Glastonbury 2024 to those who couldn't get tickets or just prefer the sofa.

On Saturday at Glastonbury, many viewers noticed that Jo seemed to be struggling. It became apparent that the presenter was losing her voice as she attempted to speak which is far from ideal during a live broadcast.


During the live segments, Clara stepped in to provide support to Jo, taking over some of the commentary duties.

Viewers were quick to notice the issue, taking to X to express their support for Jo. One viewer commented: "Jo Whiley please rest that voice #GlastonburyFestival #GLASTONBURY #glastonbury2024.", reports the Mirror.

Another echoed the sentiment, saying: "Jo Whiley please rest that voice #GlastonburyFestival #GLASTONBURY #glastonbury2024."

A third person added: "Jo Whiley please rest that voice #GlastonburyFestival #GLASTONBURY #glastonbury2024."

A fourth suggested: ""Jo whiley needs a lozenge #Glastonbury. " An hour and a half into the BBC coverage, Jo addressed her sore throat, stating: "Can I just say, I have been having honey and lemon. I have been having lozenges, everything I could have possibly done I have done, and it's awful timing for this to have happened."

Turning to Clara, she added: "Over to you," to which she replied: "I can confirm Jo Whiley has made every effort to preserve that iconic voice of hers and I guarantee it will be back by the end of Glastonbury!"

Earlier this year, Jo insisted she will continue to go to Glastonbury no matter her age. Speaking to The Times, she said: "It's fantastic being on stage, not apologising for the age I am, and seeing loads of women the same age in the audience."

The BBC Radio 2 presenter added she had "no intention of disappearing" because "people think I should be embarrassed".

"I'm not embarrassed at all," she said. "I still feel 27. The essence of us doesn't change at all."

Jo first attended Glastonbury when she was 17-years-old, following a sixth form party.

She opened up on being Glastonbury's host to the Mirror last year where she confessed: "I'm just really fond of it. I've got so many lovely memories. I went in the sixth form. A bunch of my friends were at a party and they said, 'We're going to this thing, it's in Glastonbury, it's a festival apparently.'".

"And I said, 'Oh, can I come? ' There was only one stage and we saw two bands, had a really great time, then we left because it was raining. So it was exactly the way it's always been! Then I went with my husband when my daughter was 18 months old. I've spent a lot of time down there in the kids' fields! ".

While attending Glastonbury Festival as part of her work commitments, Jo also revealed that she stays in comfort at a hotel while her family enjoys the festival atmosphere from a tent. She further opened up about how much she enjoys her role at the festival saying: "I actually really love working there. I love talking to fans and being part of the whole Glastonbury team, so I've got no desire to go and just get drunk. I love my job! ".