Helen Skelton has been confirmed as the new host of Radio 5 Live on Sunday morning, after current presenter Laura Whitmore announced her departure earlier this week.
kelton, 39, began her career presenting on Blue Peter in 2008, before going on to present BBC One’s Countryfile, a role she has held since 2014.
On Wednesday, it was announced that showrunner Bray Whitmore, 37, host of Love Island, would be leaving her eponymous Sunday morning show after four years.
BBC Radio 5 Live controller Heidi Dawson said: “Laura has made the difficult decision to leave her weekend show after four years of huge success.
“We want to thank her for the energy, insight and humor she brought to this show and look forward to working with her again in the near future.”
Skelton will take the position 10am-12pm to present a “new look” Sunday show.
Talking about the new show, she said: “I am really grateful to be a part of the 5 Live family on a regular basis.
“I have worked with the station for many years, and I look forward to celebrating and showcasing some of the stories and events that the top 5 Live covers group.
“I’m really excited to get started.”
It recently emerged that Virgin Media’s latest series of dating shows Love Island has secured its biggest premiere audience since 2019.
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