Helen Skelton to replace Laura Whitmore on BBC Radio 5 Live

Helen Skelton will present a new-look Sunday morning programme on BBC Radio 5 Live as Laura Whitmore departs.

The new show, every Sunday between 10am and midday from August 14th, will highlight some of the weekend’s smaller, less publicised sporting fixtures.

It will be broadcast from Leeds as part of the BBC Across the UK plan,

Helen says: “I am really grateful to be joining the 5 Live family on a regular basis. I’ve worked with the station for years, and I’m looking forward to celebrating and showcasing some of the stories and events the top 5 Live team cover. I’m truly excited to get started!”

Heidi Dawson, Controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, says: “It already feels as though Helen is part of the 5 Live team and I’m so pleased that she will now have her own regular programme on Sundays. She brings such a breadth of journalism and sport experience, plus a wonderful warmth and connection with our listeners. The new programme will make the perfect Sunday morning listen as we build up to a day of live sport.”