Ex-radio presenter Iain Lee rips into Steve Allen as he steps down from LBC

Iain Lee had some strong words for Steve Allen following his departure from LBC.

The broadcaster announced on Friday (February 24) that he had stepped down from the station after 44 years on air, having already recorded his last show.

Allen, 68, who hosted the early morning breakfast show, wrote on Twitter: ‘Some news from me, firstly thanks for all your questions. My contract with LBC is up shortly and following discussions, I’m stepping down from LBC today.

‘I’d like to thank you all for listening over the last 44 years it’s been an honour and a privilege,’ he added.

And while tributes have poured in with listeners recalling their favourite moments of Allen on the airwaves, one person isn’t so keen about leaving a glowing review for him.

Lee, 49, was eager to remind people of Allen’s controversial comments, particularly remarks he made about Tilly Ramsay in 2021.

‘You’ll see a lot of tributes to Steve Allen. A lot of them coming from older white men’, Lee began in a tweet.

‘None of them will address this fat shaming incident or any of the 100’s of other.

‘Before you praise him, read this and imagine he’s talking about your daughter’, he added, alongside an article from Metro.co.uk on the incident.

Lee concluded: ‘Working in radio for 44 years, being labelled a legend by a few, does not exclude you from scrutiny, responsibility and common decency. #steveallen’.

Hitting back at Allen, he continued: ‘She is 19-years of age for goodness sake – busting her a**e off and attending university by Zoom and learning the most extraordinary moves with Nikita [Kuzmin].

‘I think it was a breath of fresh air that level of standing up and saying, “We’re not going to tolerate that.”‘

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