The broadcaster took to Twitter to respond to a Scott Mills Show fan who hit back at the critics, telling him to “ignore the old farts”.
Paula tweeted: “@scott_mills FWIW we are within a week age difference. Been listening to @BBCRadio2 for a few decades now and your show is an absolute breath of fresh air.
“Ignore the old farts who forget that they – and their favorites – were all in their 40s back then.”
Scott replied, given his 1.2 million followers, writing, “Very kind message Paula. Thanks x.”