Sam Thompson named as new host of the Hits UK Chart show

Sam Thompson is taking over the Hits UK Chart show from Sarah-Jane Crawford across the Hits Radio network.

The move means Sam will be on-air Sunday to Thursday from 21st May as he currently hosts the weekday evening show across the service.

Bauer saus a revamped Chart Show will see Sam bringing more of his personality and fun to the countdown as he chats with artists breaking in to and climbing up those charts.

Sam said: “I cannot believe that I am going to be revealing the Number One to the nation every Sunday night!

“It is an actual dream come true to be hosting the Chart Show and I cannot wait to get started. Who’s going to be my first Number One?! Make sure you’re listening this Sunday to find out.”

Paul Gerrard, Hits Radio Content Director said: “We’re delighted that Sam is set to become an even bigger part of the Hits family with this new show. We can’t wait to hear more of his chats with artists that already make his weekday show such a must listen.

“We’d also like to thank Sarah-Jane Crawford for all of her hard work on the Chart Show over the last almost five years.”

Sarah-Jane Crawford will now be hosting a new look weekday late show Monday to Thursday from 10pm as well as brightening up the airwaves on Saturday afternoons between 4 and 7pm as part of a revamped weekend schedule.’