Ben Fordham off 2GB to spend time with family

Staff Writer

2GB Drive host Ben Fordham has announced he’ll wrap up his show early this year to spend more time with his father.

Ben shared the personal news on his show on Thursday, revealing he will be taking an extended break due to his dad’s ailing health. John Fordham has fought against throat cancer for several years, and the disease has recently reared its ugly head again.

“I’ve spent the day with him today and I’ve actually made the decision late yesterday that I’ll be wrapping up the radio show either at the end of today or tomorrow and that’ll be it for the year,” he told listeners.

The ACRA-winning Drive announcer said he was pleased to be able to share his win of Best Talk Presenter with his father, with John joining him on the red carpet for the ceremony in Brisbane recently.

“I want to spend the rest of the year with him,” Ben continued.

Ben is also getting behind the Head and Neck Cancer Foundation, which his dad established in 2019 to help fund cancer research.

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