PENSIONERS are dreading John Humphrys’ retirement from Radio 4 as he is bound to make a pest of himself at the local Darby and Joan.
Members are afraid they are about to be subjected to the sort of cantankerous questioning that has seen Radio 4 listeners desert the Today show in droves.
Roy Hobbs, 83, said: “Today got so bad with his chummy exchanges with PG Wodehouse fugitives like Jacob Rees-Mogg I started watching Piers Morgan instead. Piers fucking Morgan.
“I know what he’ll be like. Chuntering away, talking over everybody, ruining the dominoes by suggesting all 27 EU members join a Greater United Kingdom or some such nonsense.”
Humphrys said: “My PA’s sent an application to the Darby and Joan, so I’m all set to ask hard-hitting questions like ‘Why has the whist drive been cancelled?’ in an aggressive, needling way that ultimately leaves you none the wiser.
“I also have lots of strong opinions, so I’m looking forward to a few furious arguments about whether Doctors is better than Take the High Road.”
However Hobbs’ wife Sandra said: “We’ve got enough opinionated old duffers already. If he says to me ‘I’m going to have to push you’ he’s getting a People’s Friend up his arse.”