Friday 24 June 2022 07:36 AM Ben Fordham reveals he didn't want to take over Alan Jones' 2GB breakfast show trends now
Ben Fordham's 2GB breakfast show has held onto its No. 1 spot in the latest radio ratings survey.
However, on Gus Worland's Not an Overnight Success podcast this week, Fordham, 45, revealed that he never wanted to take over Alan Jones' coveted role as host.
Fordham said he felt 'he wasn't ready for it' and went against his 'initial gut feeling', with his radio bosses Tom Malone and Greg Byrnes urging him to take up the gig.
Ben Fordham, 45, has revealed that he didn't want to take over Alan Jones' coveted role as host of 2GB's breakfast show
Fordham began by saying how he started 'second guessing' himself when KIIS FM's The Kyle and Jackie O Show came out on top on one of the ratings surveys in 2021.
'I felt genuinely happy for them but I'd be lying if I didn't have those concerns, I did have those concerns, because you start second guessing yourself and thinking, "alright, well what if this isn't for me, maybe I'm not designed for this job, maybe I'm not up to it, maybe it was too much too soon."'
He recalled feeling 'a little bit angry' considering he said to his bosses that he 'didn't want to do this job'.
'I felt like I wasn't ready for it, I felt like it'd be better for someone else to go in to bat after Don Bradman, rather than be the poor sucker who's sent in there in the pads and go on son do your best.'
Fordham explained on Gus Worland's Not an Overnight Success podcast this week that he felt 'he wasn't