Ugly Phil was in the UK earlier this year discussing a possible project that he has been keeping close to his chest.
It looks like the project has eventuated with the much-loved Australia broadcaster handing in his notice to his Triple M bosses Jamie Angel and Mike Fitzpatrick.
“It’s always sad when we lose someone from the Triple M family, and today I can let you know we’ll be saying farewell to Ugly Phil O’Neil. Again,” said Fitzpatrick this morning.
“Ugly is heading back home to the UK, where he was the winner of many radio awards, to do a top secret project – no doubt we’ll hear more in the coming weeks.
“Phil has a long history with our company. From SEA FM on the Gold Coast almost 30 years ago, Ugly Phil’s Hot 30 on the (the) Today Network, and most recently across Triple M Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane afternoons and Nationally on My Generation.
“Phil is a consummate professional and an amazing broadcaster and we’ll be sad to see the back of his bald head.”
Fitzpatrick thanked Phil for his great work and congratulated him on his new project.
A replacement for Triple M Afternoons and My Generation will be announced soon.
Top Photo: Phil O’Neil with The Angels in his Triple M studio