A replacement for Ken’s radio show is set to be announced in due course.
Ken’s exit comes following a range of changes at the BBC including Radio 1 presenter Scott Mills moving stations to Radio 2 as he replaced Steve Wright’s early afternoon slot.
Steve left the BBC after two decades as he confessed the head of the station, Helen Thomas, wanted to do something different for his regular time slot.
Ahead of his exit at the time, he said: “Radio 2 told me several months back that they wanted to do something different in the afternoons, and I thought – fair enough.
“Let’s give somebody else a go. Scott is a brilliant and versatile broadcaster, he is the man for the job!”