One fan replied: “The UK has no shortage of incredible black musicians, and you pick a white female artist (I use the term artist loosely).” (sic)
Another wrote: “Really disappointed in @BBCSounds in an age where we are calling for more people of colour you choose an outdated pop star to present this show and not someone who lives and breathes this music, R&B is so embedded in black music, and you chose Cheryl ?!?!” (sic)
“Honestly? This is so tone-deaf and insulting,” a third raged.
While another said: “@BBCSounds producers ignoring all the black UK artists who could have hosted this show…” (sic)