Patrick Kielty to replace Scott Mills and Chris Stark on BBC Radio 5 Live

Patrick Kielty is taking over the Saturday morning slot on BBC Radio 5 Live currently hosted by Scott Mills and Chris Stark.

He’ll be on-air each week from 9am till 11am starting September 3rd 2022.

Paddy will be joined by guests from the world of entertainment and sport and chat with the 5 Live listeners, welcoming them onto the show for some Saturday morning fun.

The comedian and TV presenter hasn’t hosted his own regular radio show at the BBC in the past, but has covered Saturday mornings on BBC Radio 2 in 2014, and in August 2020, he co-presented 5 Live Breakfast with Rachel Burden, sitting in for Nicky Campbell.

Patrick Kielty says: “Saturday mornings on 5 Live have always been a big part of my weekend and I can’t wait to now be part of it from the other side of the mic. I’m really looking forward to having some craic with the 5 Live listeners and our great guests. I can’t thank 5 Live enough for this opportunity and I’ve promised them I won’t disappoint – until my first show.”

Heidi Dawson, Controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, says: “Paddy is a special broadcaster with warmth, wit and honesty. Whether performing stand-up, presenting a hard-hitting documentary or sharing stories on the radio, he has that unique ability to make you laugh and make you think.

“We’re really excited that Paddy will be helping kick-start Saturday mornings for us and we know he’ll be great company for the 5 Live audience as they start their weekend.”