Schedule changes at Heart for 2022 as Yasmin Evans joins
Heart changes from January include Yasmin Evans joining for weekends and Dev Griffin taking over weekday evenings.
Dev replaces Mark Wright who moves back to Saturday afternoons from 4pm.
Yasmin Evans joins Global from 1Xtra to present Sunday 12pm till 4pm after leaving the BBC recently.
Lindsey Russell, best-known for her 8-year stint hosting Blue Peter, also joins the Heart family, to present Saturdays and Sundays from 1am – 6am.
And Katrina Ridley and Rezzy Ghadjar land new shows as Katrina takes the reins of the Sunday early breakfast show (6am – 9am), and Rezzy becomes the new host of show Friday and Saturday nights from 11pm – 1am.
Finally, Heart’s Club Classics will now run from 7pm through to the extended time of 11pm on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Heart’s Managing Editor Andy Everett said: “Our new schedule for 2022 puts our listeners right at the heart of everything we do, from Dev Griffin dialling up the feel-good on weeknight evenings, to the King of Saturday Night, Mark Wright, bringing a big new sound to weekends.
“Yasmin Evans and Lindsey Russell are fantastic talent, bringing loads of energy and fun and perfect for Heart. Two of our rising stars Rezzy Ghadjar and Katrina Ridley have proved a real hit with listeners so I’m incredibly pleased they’ve now got their own shows.”
Yasmin said: “I’m so excited to be joining Heart in the new year. I can’t wait to get to know the listeners and connect with them on a Sunday. Whether they’re chilling out, cooking a roast or working, I’ll bring them all the good vibes they need in the afternoon. I’m really looking forward to being a part of the Global family.”
Dev said: “I joined Heart at the start of this year and I’m loving every minute, so to be kicking off 2022 as the host of the Evening Show is just incredible. I’m ridiculously excited, it’s going to be loads of fun and I can’t wait to spend even more time with our amazing listeners.”
Mark said: “We are going to get Saturday nights going OFF! It’s my favourite time to be with listeners as everyone is in that feel good weekend mood – New Year, New Saturday!”
Lindsey said: “I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the Global family. After nearly a decade in TV, this is my first ever radio show, and it’s so special to be joining a team of so many radio legends who I’ve looked up to and listened to for years. This is a dream come true!”