Lynn Bowles: 'Totty from Splotty' just 'silliness'

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The nickname referred to the Cardiff suburb where she was born

BBC broadcaster Lynn Bowles has said her nickname "totty from Splotty" was just "silliness".

The Radio Wales and Radio 2 presenter was given the nickname by the late Sir Terry Wogan when she worked as a traffic presenter on his morning show.

Bowles said it "would have a different connotation" now. The nickname refers to the area of Splott in Cardiff where she was born.

Bowles recently announced she was leaving her role after 18 years.

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Lynn Bowles with final Wake Up To Wogan team in 2009

She told Radio Times magazine: "It was just how we were on that show. It was entirely innocent.

"It was dearly meant and they treated me like a younger sister."

Speaking about her departure from Radio 2, she said: "Having done very early mornings for so long, I'm just a bit tired.

"But one does not have an infinite life. I want to do other things."

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