THE BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show is an undoubted success story and presenting it is deemed to be one of the dream broadcasting jobs.

For many years it was helmed by the incomparable Sir Terry Wogan and when he finally decided to hang up his microphone to be replaced by Chris Evans, there was total uproar as many fans said they would be reaching for the off button rather than listen to Evans.

To be fair to Evans, who had been a pretty controversial figure up until that point, he proved to be absolutely perfect for the role and, over the years, he has built up a loyal audience for whom breakfast would not be the same without him.

But, against all expectations, Evans has announced he is quitting to rejoin Virgin Radio, citing the need for a new challenge.

He will leave in December and the race is now on to find a replacement who will maintain the show’s enduring popularity.

Evans is undoubtedly a tough act to follow and several seasoned broadcasters have already been mooted, including X Factor host and Radio 2 broadcaster Dermot O’Leary, fellow Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley and Sussex’s very own Zoe Ball.

Now The Argus may be showing some bias here but Zoe is undoubtedly a consummate broadcaster.

Her curriculum vitae is impeccable and she has proved to be a star performer on television and radio over the course of a long career.

Filling the boots of someone as successful as Chris Evans will be tough, especially as he has taken the listening figures to record heights during his tenure.

But there is no doubt Zoe would be a popular choice. Go Zoe.