By Wendy Williams
MR Marbella, Maurice Boland, is set to launch a new radio station later this month after formally leaving Heart FM.
The controversial DJ posted a statement on his Facebook page this morning (Wednesday) thanking the station for its support during his ‘short but enjoyable stay,’ but announced he had a new project in the pipeline.
“Let me assure you that my absence on the airways will be only short lived. I’m delighted to announce that along with an exceptional team of top class broadcasters, I am developing a new radio project,” he said.
He later told the Olive Press: “I am really excited to be setting up a new radio station.
“It will be similar format to before with news and current affairs and I have a great name and fabulous studios.
“But I haven’t really released any information about it yet. I put it on Facebook as so many people had been calling and emailing me asking where I had gone as I had disappeared off Heart so I was forced to reveal something,” he added.
Boland refused to confirm the name of his new station but sources believe it will be an online station called I Talk Europe.
It comes after the disgraced Irish entertainer returned to the airwaves in April after his close relationship with a 16-year-old girl was exposed.
He was forced to lie low for nine months after having his contract terminated at Talk Radio Europe (TRE), as exclusively revealed at the time by the Olive Press.
The broadcaster, 62, had set out to help the teenager forge a musical career but their relationship had evolved and he later admitted to making a ‘terrible mistake.’