Where is Steve Allen this morning and why isn't he on LBC?

STEVE Allen is currently not presenting his early morning breakfast show.

Listeners are used to hearing him bright and early from 4am everyday, but he has been off air since February 17, 2021.

Why isn't Steve Allen on LBC this morning?

Steve hosts his morning show from 4am until 7am on Sundays to Fridays.

The show involves discussion of stories from the day's newspapers, and his personal anecdotes and gripes about daily life.

This morning (March 4, 2021) the host was absent from the show again, and has now been off since Wednesday (February 17, 2021).

LBC confirmed to The Sun that Steve is off due to sickness.

On March 3, 2021 following calls from fans to know how the presenter was doing, LBC responded with a tweet which gave fans an update on his health.

They said: "Thank you to everyone who’s got in touch to ask about Steve Allen.

"Steve is still feeling unwell and taking a few more days off.He’s asked us to thank you for all your kind messages."

Steve is currently being covered by well known sports broadcaster Ian Payne.

What did he say about Meghan Markle?

Steve allegedly made a comment about Meghan Markle on air.

According to Twitter he is alleged to have made a comment about the Duchess and "fried chicken".

However this has NOT been confirmed by LBC and Steve himself is yet to comment.

Who is Steve Allen?

Steve joined LBC – which originally stood for London Broadcasting Company but is now tag-lined as Leading Britain's Conversation – at the start of the 80s.

He began as presenter of the Night Extra programme.

Steve then moved on to present The Night Is Young on the station.

When LBC was separated into two stations – 1152 AM and 97.3 FM – he hosted the afternoon show for London Talkback Radio and Saturday Night Out.

He is now of course best known for presenting the early breakfast show.

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