All change over at High Street Ken this afternoon with the departure of Sebastian Shakespeare, who had edited the Evening Standard’s Londoner’s Diary for the better part of 20 years. Famed for his long-running feuds with Lord Archer, Ian McEwan and the Candy Brothers, Shakespeare once had manure dumped on his head as he sat in his soft-top BMW by a happy reader.
Standard editor Sarah Sands thanked Shakespeare for serving the paper ‘brilliantly for many years’, and then announced the new line up:
‘I am delighted to announced that Joy Lodico is to become the new editor of Londoner’s Diary. Joy is a talented journalist of notable intelligence and wit who will take this signature column into its next incarnation. It is rather like Dr Who. Jessica Lambert, who is one of the paper’s bright young talents, will step up as acting deputy editor of the column.’
It’s been officially announced that Shakespeare is off to ‘another newspaper’ and it is widely rumoured that this will be the Mail.Tags: Diary, Evening Standard, Media