An Old Man Called A Radio Station To Say He Was Lonely So They Invited Him Onto The Show

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Thursday, 22 October 2015, 9:13AM

Last week, a 95-year-old man called Bill phoned BBC Radio Solent during Alex Dyke’s mid-morning show.

“He called up to say he was lonely and he missed [his wife],” producer Chris Hitchings told BuzzFeed. “I don’t think he had anyone else to talk to.”


Photo: BBCRadioSolent retrieved via Facebook 

Bill is a long-time fan of Dyke’s radio show so after hearing his heartbreaking story, the radio team ordered a taxi for Bill to travel to the studio this morning.

He was welcomed warmly by regular listeners of the show and became the star. Listeners rang in non-stop for the opportunity to speak to the special guest.


Photo: BBCRadioSolent retrieved via Facebook 

Bill and his wife had been friends for over 30 years and got married last year. Unfortunately Bill’s wife had recently been admitted to hospital after a severe fall, meaning Bill could no longer provide for her. She was sent to a nursing home where Bill visits her everyday. 

Listen to the phone call below:


Bill phoned BBC Radio Solent. He was upset, lonely and missing his wife.Alex decided to invite him in.We sent a cab to pick him up, have a listen to what happened next.

Posted by BBC Radio Solent on Wednesday, October 21, 2015