Breaking: Janice Long, BBC presenter and former Top of the Pops host dies aged 66

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Janice Long

BBC radio presenter Janice Long, who was the first regular female presenter of Top of the Pops, has died following a “short illness” at the age of 66, her agent has announced. Long has also hosted the evening show on BBC Radio Wales since 2017.

Nigel Forsyth, her agent, said in a statement: “Janice was a wonderful, warm human being and exceptional broadcaster.

“She told a brilliant story and always made you roar with laughter with her sharp wit. She will leave behind her husband Paul and two children who she thought the world of.”

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