"Send our love to Donny!" Zoe Ball praises 'lovely' Doncaster on Radio 2 show
BBC presenter Zoe Ball has praised Doncaster on her Radio 2 breakfast show this morning, describing it as ‘lovely Donny.’
Responding to a caller to her show who informed her he was spending the day driving to Doncaster, she replied: “Awwwwww, lovely Donny. Send our love to Donny.
“We love that place!”
In August last year, the popular presenter hosted her show live from the town as she unveiled a brand new hospital garden.
She came to town to broadcast the winner of the station’s Big Bee Challenge garden contest and was joined for the live outside broadcast at St Catherine’s Hospital in Balby by 10-year-old Izabella Zogaj, the garden’s designer.
She said: “It is wonderful to be in Donny. Everyone has been so friendly, Donny is amazing and this garden is amazing.
"We’ve all had a really tough year and this is a perfect way to help people cope with their mental health. It’s magical, it is really inspired me and it has been an emotional day.
"Izabella has such an incredible talent, she’s amazing. We’re all so proud of you and it has been great to be in Doncaster.
"Just gotta say, love you people of Donny!”
Also in attendance for the grand unveiling were singer Ella Henderson, travel presenter Richie Anderson, TV priest Kate Bottley and Blue Peter host Richie Driss.
Coming live for three hours from the Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust site at Tickhill Road, the show was the finale of the contest which encouraged children aged 6-12 to design a bee friendly garden.