Alan Jones will be back says Ben Fordham
With Alan Jones leaving Sky News this week, Ben Fordham, who replaced him on 2GB, predicts he will be back in the media somewhere soon.
It was widely rumoured that Jones would join 2SM after he spoke on air with John Laws in July, but that rumour fizzled out while presumably Jones continued to negotiate with Sky. Now that he has formally left Sky, 2SM may again become a possibility for Jones.
Fordham reckons Jones will take some time off to spend with his great-nieces and nephews, then may make a return to the media. He did not say where he thought Jones would turn up again.
“It‘s not my business to be commenting on Alan’s future, it’s up to Alan,” Fordham said on air. “But on the question of ‘is this the end of Alan Jones’ career?’, if you think that you don’t know Alan Jones.”
Fordham knows Jones better than most through his family ties and more recently as Jones mentored him to take over the 2GB breakfast show.
Jones left 2GB in May 2020 after 35 years in radio and 226 ratings wins. His stint on television was less successful, with ratings much lower than he was getting on radio.