I know this is old news now, but I listen to the shows a few days after broadcast and I want to say I thought the production team did really well during the week he was away. Freya must have been a bit nervous but she was great, and I thought the show ran really smoothly and to be honest I enjoyed the week more than normal because there were some great old-style Chris and Dave-only chats that we've not had for ages, because of course dear Aled loves to jump into their conversations so much. And I have no doubt the Gino interview wouldn't have been as good with Aled there. For a start, we wouldn't have had the "I mean, look at... that" comment.
So Freya, Matt, Fiona, et al - good effort. Hopefully you'll get another chance soon.