Zoe Ball returns to BBC Radio 2 show after ‘vanishing’ mid-air

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Zoe Ball was forced to miss her radio show on Monday morning after suffering ‘delayed shock’ during her journey into work (Getty Images)
Zoe Ball was forced to miss her radio show on Monday morning after suffering ‘delayed shock’ during her journey into work (Getty Images)

Zoe Ball made a welcome return to her BBC Radio 2 show on Tuesday morning after she dramatically “vanished off air” midway through Monday’s show.

The radio host, 51, had initially been running late for Monday’s edition of The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show after getting a flat tyre on the way to work.

Travel reporter Richie Anderson gallantly filled in until Ball was able to get there, however listeners were left puzzled when she disappeared mid-broadcast.

Zoe Ball elaborated on events that had forced her to miss Monday’s breakfast show (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Zoe Ball elaborated on events that had forced her to miss Monday’s breakfast show (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

It was then left to Anderson and presenter Ken Bruce to cover for the absent Ball.

A spokesperson for the BBC later said she was “sick”.

Taking to social media on Monday, Ball explained she had experienced “delayed shock” after suffering “a bit of an incident” while driving to the studio.

Elaborating further on Tuesday, she told listeners she was left shaken after her car tyre ran flat on the A3 which caused “damage” to the road.

Assuring listeners she was now “all good now,” the radio host thank Anderson and Bruce for standing in for her.

Ball said: "My good news is I’ve made it into work on time and in one piece. I’ve not torn up the gantry on the A3 this morning, apologies for the damage. I am planning on staying for the whole show.

"But it does go to show you never can tell. Thanks so much to Richie and Ken for masterfully holding the show together yesterday.”