Claudia Winkleman to take over Radio 2 Saturday morning show
BBC Radio 2 has announced Claudia Winkleman has Graham Norton’s replacement on Saturday mornings from next February.
The BBC says Claudia’s Saturday 10am-1pm show will ‘welcome some of the world’s most popular stars to Wogan House for a chat against a backdrop of a brilliant mix of music and musings of the day’.
Claudia says: “I’m not often speechless but the chance to be with the wonderful Radio 2 listeners every Saturday has left me, quite frankly, gobsmacked. I hope my voice comes back in time for the first show as I can no longer simply rely on a fake tan and a fringe. There’s nobody I’d rather be with at the weekend, it’s a privilege and an honour.”
Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, says: “As Claudia is one of the UK’s best loved entertainers and a firm favourite with our listeners, I’m over the moon that she’ll be bringing her enormous warmth and wit to Saturday mornings on Radio 2.”
Claudia has been with Radio 2 since 2008 – she hosted a comedy quiz series called Hot Gossip before moving to Friday nights to host the Claudia Winkleman Arts Show. Claudia has most recently presented Claudia on Sunday (7-9pm) and she has also deputised for Ken Bruce, Steve Wright and Sara Cox.
Claudia Winkleman will be the new host of Radio 2's Saturday morning show (10am-1pm) from February 2021 pic.twitter.com/6Y393zhVMk
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