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Broadcasting legend James Whale MBE is a well-known radio personality, television presenter, columnist and author with over 50 years experience in the media business.

Daily Express Columnist James, who is famous for his outspoken views, began his career with Metro Radio in 1974 where he pioneered the concept of the late night radio phone-in. 

Fifty years on, James is still hosting his own phone-in, every Saturday night on TalkTV and TalkRadio.

In 1988, after gaining a loyal legion of listeners who loved his unique acerbic and incisive style, The James Whale Radio Show was simulcast live on television every Friday night on ITV, pulling in over one million viewers.

James has also taken part in many primetime TV shows including Celebrity Big Brother as well as carrying out extensive charitable work. 

In 2006 James set up Kidney Cancer UK (formerly known as James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer) after being diagnosed with kidney cancer six years earlier, and he is now Lifetime President of the charity. 

At the beginning of 2023 James and his second wife Nadine (known as Lady W) launched a weekly podcast called Tales of the Whales - talking about their journey together living with James’ stage 4 kidney cancer.  

In January 2024 James was awarded an MBE in the King's New Year Honours List for his outstanding contribution to broadcasting.

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