Mackerel-voiced radio DJ Jo Whiley caused murmurs of slight concern to ripple through that percentage of the male population that insists on strapping babies to their chests and coffee mornings nationwide when she announced that Coldplay** singer Chris Martin had left the band.
Whiley declared as much on her Radio 1 show this morning, to the instantaneous bemusement of DrownedinSound and Coldplay message boarders.
“I don't understand why,” said ‘Age Six Racer’ over at Coldplaying.com, doing that thing with a smilie where its mouth goes diagonal. “Jo Whiley just said it on the radio but never said why.
“I could have DIED from heart failure.”
There was similar worry among the DiS community.
“What's the difference? He just wants better session musicians,” pondered ‘MrJDTraynor’, whose sentiments were echoed by ‘BillyOcean’.
“Hopefully we've see the back of those 5/10 turds.”
Alas, we haven’t seen the back of the pleasant bunch – after a barrage of phone calls, Whiley apologised on air for the mix-up and explained that Martin was merely preparing to work with dance troupe Cascada** on some new material now that new Coldplay album Viva la Vida is finished and ready to come out this summer.