extracted from a serious piece on 6 Music and its controller Lesley Douglas on thelineofbestfit.com...
"..Like fellow Lesley Douglas appointees Shaun Keavney, Nemone, Dermot O’Leary and Russell Brand, Lamb is represented by the John Noel Agency (the agency who deals with Big Brother related minor celebrities, and also with the Friday Night Project. It is also worth noting that Noel’s son Nik Linnen also represents Douglas appointees Queens of Noize). Even regular ‘stand in’ presenter, comedian Alan Carr, is part of the Noel stable. When asked for an explanation as to why so many appointments had come from one agency, and whether Lesley Douglas has any link with the John Noel Agency, the BBC did not respond.
It has also become apparent that Douglas has been using 6music to ‘groom’ her talent for the higher listenership and more mainstream content of Radio Two. First Russell Brand was given a show on 6Music, only to jump ship to Radio Two months later. Both Shaun Keavney and Nemone have also been filling an ‘understudy’ role at 6Music’s sister station. It has been suggested that George Lamb will also shortly be ‘acting up’ also, either to Radio Two or Radio One, with many suggesting he is being groomed to fill the large gap that will be left when Chris Moyles hangs up the microphone on the stations flagship Breakfast show. The increasing use of 6Music to act as a breeding ground for the BBC’s other music channels has led to the channel losing its sense of identity. The station no longer seems to provide the educated, informed, music related commentary that it had become known for. The replacement of Gideon Coe with George Lamb seems to have been the final straw for many listeners."
makes my blood boil etc