Jeremy Vine has left fans in hysterics with an apt song choice following a discussion about the use of unsafe concrete in schools.
It has recently been announced that 104 schools and colleges will remain closed to pupils for the start of term as they were built using reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac), raising safety concerns about their safety and durability.
During his Radio 2 show on Monday, Vine discussed the big story of the day and then moved on to some music as the segment ended.
This is on me. Apologies everyone. https://t.co/NtHHMDMJvD
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) September 4, 2023
But listeners were surprised to hear that Vine had opted for Beyonce's 2008 hit Halo, which begins with the lyrics: "Remember those walls I built? Well, baby, they’re tumblin’ down."
One listener posted a link to the moment from Monday's show and wrote: "Almost crashed the car when I heard this (wait for the song). Still deciding whether the music scheduler should be sacked or given a pay rise…"
Vine retweeted the post and admitted: "This is on me. Apologies everyone."
Luckily, Vine's listeners saw the funny side of the song choice as one person commented: "So partridge… I heard it live and couldn’t believe it."
Someone else added: "That was planned!!! This is pay rise territory."
Other listeners made their own suggestions for other apt songs, as one person wrote: "Could I put in a request for Concrete Schoolyard by Jurassic 5."
Someone else asked: "Please tell me it was Pink Floyd..."
Another fan wrote: "I was hoping it was ‘Walls Come Tumbling Down’ by the Style Council."
This isn't the first time that Vine has included some notable song choices at the end of topical discussions and interviews.
One fan commented: "Often listen to @theJeremyVine and think the songs have been chosen deliberately. There's no way so many subject related songs can be coincidental."
People shared their memories of other times Vine's music choices had been worthy of comment, as one person wrote: "Still screaming at the time he followed a convo on sexless marriages with like a virgin."
Someone else remembered: "YEARS ago, he did a phone in about alcoholism and spoke to a recovering alcoholic. With compassion. And then went straight into UB40's 'Red Red Wine.'"
On Monday, Education Secretary Gillian Keegan was forced to apologise for a sweary rant after she believed an ITV interview about Raac had ended, in which she said: "Does anyone ever say, you know what, you’ve done a f****** good job because everyone else has sat on their arse and done nothing?"