BBC radio star makes exit from role three years after This Morning ‘bullying’ claims

BBC radio star makes exit from role three years after This Morning ‘bullying’ claims

Dr Ranj Singh visits a childrens ward on This Morning

Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 12/03/2024

- 18:24

Updated: 12/03/2024

- 18:29

The medical professional talked about This Morning's "culture" as he opened up on his time on the magazine show

BBC radio presenter Dr Ranj Singh has announced he will be stepping down from the network.

The 44-year-old also sensationally quit This Morning three years ago, citing “bullying” as his reason for leaving the ITV show.

The BBC Asian Network star presented his own show on the station but on Tuesday informed his followers on social media he’d decided to leave.

Singh explained his planned time on the station had ended but didn't give away too much about his future projects.

Singh fronted Motivation, where he shared health tips, motivational suggestions and advice with listeners.

The medical professional quit his role on This Morning three years ago, later making headlines as he opened up on the “bullying culture” of the show.

On Tuesday, he stated in view of his 345,000 Instagram followers: “Well last night was my final @bbcasiannetwork Motivation show… and now I pass the baton on to the amazing @shanidhanda!

“It has been an absolute blast and wouldn’t be possible without this incredible lady, my producer @shreniyajnik.”

He went on: “And thank YOU all for listening and getting in touch! Swipe to hear the cutest message from my nephews, and my parting advice to all our listeners.

“You can listen to all of the episodes anytime on @bbcsounds.” He also assured fans he wasn’t “quitting,” but moving on because his pre-arranged 13 shows had ended.

Dr Ranj Singh

Dr Singh worked on This Morning from 2016 to 2021


However, he failed to give away much about his upcoming plans as he ended the caption: “But watch this space!”

Singh left ITV magazine show This Morning in 2021 after five years on the show, and when Phillip Schofield departed the programme last year, he opened up on his reasons for leaving.

Schofield left in a highly-publicised fashion after admitting to having had an “unwise but not illegal” affair with a younger male colleague.

During the publicity surrounding the show, Singh said on BBC's Imposter Syndrome: "For me, it was the culture that had developed, in many ways about the way people were being treated and being made to feel and it wasn't good for people's mental health.

Dr Ranj Singh

Singh opened up about This Morning following Phillip Schofield's exit


“The only real difference is when I think to myself should I have just shut up? Should I have just shut up and got on with it like everyone else?”

When asked if he thought his speaking out affected his career, he replied: “I think so. You know I was a mental health ambassador, and anti-bullying ambassador on this channel, whose job it is to look after people.”

At the time, an ITV spokesperson told the Daily Express: "We are sorry to read Dr Ranj’s post today.

“At ITV we are fully committed to providing every opportunity for anyone who works with us to raise any concern or comments they may have.

“Following a complaint made by Dr Ranj, we appointed an external and independent adviser to carry out a review. This external review found no evidence of bullying or discrimination.”

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