Helen Skelton is ‘actually excited’ to take over Laura Whitmore’s BBC Radio 5 Stay present.
It was confirmed earlier this week that the Countryfile host can be changing the Love Island presenter subsequent month, as Laura plans to give attention to cashing in on fame from the ITV2 collection.
Helen, who started her presenting profession on Blue Peter in 2008, earlier than happening to current BBC One’s Countryfile, will repeatedly chat with notable sporting figures, whereas the programme may even intention to spotlight a few of the weekend’s smaller, much less publicised sporting fixtures.
The present, which is able to broadcast throughout the 10am-12pm slot Sunday slot, will reportedly mix dialogue of sports activities and present affairs, which is able to construct as much as the station’s afternoon reside soccer commentary.
Talking in regards to the new present, Helen enthused: ‘I’m actually grateful to be becoming a member of the 5 Stay household regularly.
‘I’ve labored with the station for years, and I’m trying ahead to celebrating and showcasing a few of the tales and occasions the highest 5 Stay crew cowl. I’m actually excited to get began!’
Helen beforehand hosted a Sunday afternoon slot on the community throughout the Covid lockdown on which she spoke to movie star visitors about on a regular basis life and conserving properly and occupied throughout the pandemic.
Her new present can be broadcast reside from Leeds as a part of the BBC’s plan to broaden its artistic and journalistic work throughout the UK.
The programme is predicted to launch on BBC Radio 5 Stay on August 14 at 10am and can air weekly.
On Wednesday it was introduced that Irish presenter Laura, 37, can be leaving her self-titled Sunday morning present after 4 years.
Controller of BBC Radio 5 Stay Heidi Dawson stated: ‘Laura has made the troublesome determination to go away her weekend present after a superb 4 years.
‘We’d wish to thank her for the power, perception and humour she has dropped at this programme and sit up for working along with her once more within the close to future.’
Helen’s new function comes two months after she introduced her break up from husband Richie after 9 years of marriage.
‘Very unhappy to say that Richie and I are now not a pair,’ she penned in an announcement shared on-line.
‘He has left the household dwelling. We can be doing our greatest to co-parent our young children.’
The pair share three youngsters; Ernie, six, Louis, 4, and a child daughter Elsie Kate who was born in December.
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