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VoiceListeners and famous names react on social media after criticism of ‘lightweight’ presenter of BBC’s Desert Island Discs
Fans defend Laverne as Desert Island host
Listeners to BBC’s Desert Island Discs have split into factions this weekend as fans of its latest presenter, Lauren Laverne, left, have mounted a high-profile defence of her in the face of calls for Radio 4 bosses to re-think her appointment as Kirsty Young’s successor.
The outpouring of love on social media has come from famous names such as Matt Lucas, Irvine Welsh, Robert Webb and Caitlin Moran, and prompted Laverne, 41, to post a warm message of thanks on Twitter on Friday night.

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