Zoe Ball and Sara Cox have departed following the battle for the concert scope of the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.
According to The Sun, the couple is no closer after Zoe, 48, got the job and was announced as a replacement for Chris Evans when she returned to Virgin Radio – making her the first women to take on the role .
Sara, 44, expected the concert after working for Chris over the years, and was left "completely destroyed" after the announcement that Zoe had earned the prize, according to the publication.
Troubles: Zoe Ball, 48, and Sara Cox, 44, They moved away as a result of the battle for the coveted BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show (Photo 2005)
However, despite speculation, a BBC source told MailOnline: "This is a purely speculative piece. "
Ball blocked the slot while Cox, 44, was confirmed as the new host of Radio 2's Drivetime.
And the claims of a dissolving friendship are in complete contrast to Zoe who recently claimed to have always supported each other in their careers.
Zoe said to the Radio Times: "We talked a lot during the whole process, we are old friends and we have always supported each other, sometimes I get jobs I wanted, we always talk. . "
Drifting? The couple is no longer close after Zoe has landed at work and was announced as a replacement for Chris Evans while returning to Virgin Radio – making her the first women to take on the role (photo 2006)
Report: Sara expected him to expect concert after working previously to Chris over the years
Following the news on Zoe's new role last year, Sarah shamelessly played Shaggy It Was not Me on her evening show on Wednesday, before sending her congratulations.
told his listeners: "Congratulations to Zoë Ball, she is naturally taking over from Chris Evans: she was given the plum role of my cover for the breakfast parties.
" So in practice it works so. I have the breakfast show, I only do ten weeks in the year because I'm busy doing other things, and it's early. So I do ten weeks and cover the other 42 weeks when I'm going on vacation to tan myself somewhere, "he added.
& # 39; So congratulations to Zoë, I'm absolutely excited for her, this is very nice. I knew for a couple of weeks that Zoë had it, but I managed to keep it secret. "
Complaints: Sara was left "completely destroyed" after the announcement that Zoe had bagged the honor, according to the publication
Sara and Zoe they were very close in the 90s, they were on holiday together and they were exchanging bridesmaids for weddings one of the other, however, Sara admitted that she had strayed and lost contact.
2016, Sara said in the mirror: "We are not" not friends "but we lost contact. It's a bit sad, but it's down in Brighton and has a family of its own so it's not that easy to stay in touch, even if sometimes our paths cross. "
Meanwhile, Danza Stretta: Takes two guests Zoe recently spoke about her next position:" I'm absolutely thrilled to follow Chris Evans' giant footprints as a guest of the Radio 2 Breakfast Show.
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– Being the first woman to present this very special show is both an honor and a privilege.
& # 39; Believe me, I am not underestimating the enormity of the task that awaits us, to follow not one but two of my transmission idols in such a beloved show is somewhat daunting.
"But I hope, in the same way that Chris did this show right after taking the place of the wonderful Sir Terry Wogan, who, with a senior team by my side, can bring to the fabulous audience of Radio 2 a show to which they want to wake up. & # 39;
& # 39; I'm thrilled & # 39 ;: Strictly Come Dancing: It takes Two host Zoe recently spoke for his next position