& # 39; We've never participated before & # 39 ;: Zoe Ball insists that she is still good friends with Sara Cox, despite that she has defeated her to replace Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2Zoe Ball said she and Sara Cox always supported each other during their career Miss Ball took the gamble to replace Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2's breakfast show Miss Cox, 44, has been confirmed as the new host of Radio 2's DrivetimeBy

Susie Coen TV and radio reporter for the Dailymail

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19:17 EST, January 7, 2019

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22:38 EST, January 7, 2019

She took the biggest job in the radio over one of her best friends. But Zoe Ball has said that she and Sara Cox have always supported each other in their careers, even though they are competing for the same positions – most recently in the attempt to replace Chris Evans on BBC. The breakfast show of Radio 2. Miss Ball, 48, faltered guess while Miss Cox, 44, was confirmed as the new host of Radio 2's Drivetime.

Close: Zoe Ball, right, and Sara Cox. Miss Ball has said that she and Miss Cox have always supported each other in their careers

Miss Ball told the Radio Times that she and Miss Cox & # 39; old buddies & # 39; Miss Ball, a mother of two, told the Radio Times: & # 39; We have spoken a lot throughout the process. We are old buddies and we have always really supported each other. Sometimes she gets jobs that I wanted to have. We always talk. It worked well. & # 39; & # 39; Miss Ball has previously revealed that she & # 39; sure not & # 39; will get as much as Evans, but said that they're very happy & # 39; was with her salary. Evans topped the list of the highest paid BBC stars in 2017 – earning up to £ 2.25 million – and came second on last year's list. In 2017 it turned out that Miss Ball earned £ 300,000. The salaries of both women will be published next year – if they exceed the threshold of £ 150,000.
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