Schedule changes at Heart as James Stewart replaces Jenni Falconer

Jenni Falconer is stepping down from weekday early breakfast on Heart making way for James Stewart as part of a number of schedule changes at the station.

JK and Kelly Brook are moving to Saturday mid-mornings 9am – 12pm, whilst Zoe Hardman adds Saturday breakfast to her current Sunday breakfast show.

Mark Wright will present two new weekend shows every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 4pm, whilst Mother Pukka founder Anna Whitehouse will present her own show on Sunday nights 10pm – 1am, chatting everything from sex and relationships to parenting.

Ellie Taylor will be taking a break from the show after a year and a half to focus on her TV work in 2020. She’ll be continuing her relationship with Heart, with her weekly podcast Ellie and Anna Have Issues.

And an announcement about Jenni’s future plans will be announced by Global in January.

James Stewart is excited about his new weekday show. He said: “Wow, how exciting is this – It’s such an honour to be stepping into the shoes of the brilliant Jenni Falconer, presenting on the biggest commercial station across five days a week! I’ve been part of the Heart family for three years now and can’t wait to get started on this new show”

Newcomer Katrina Ridley replaces James Stewart on weekends, with a new show each Saturday and Sunday 1am – 6am.

Andy Everett, Managing Editor of Heart says: “It’s a particularly exciting time for Heart as we refresh the weekend schedule for 2020. We’re so proud to be able to bring our listeners the freshest voices to the station to accompany a strong playlist, guaranteeing a feel-good weekend, every weekend.”

The changes will take effect from W/C 6 th January 2020.