Gordon Smart to replace Colin Murray on BBC Radio 5 Live late night show

Gordon Smart is taking over the late show from Colin Murray on BBC Radio 5 Live.

From Monday 1st January, the former Radio X host will host 10pm till 1am Monday to Thursday in addition to his current Sunday 8pm till 10pm show.

Gordon has been a part of the wider 5 Live presenting team for over a year, filling in on a variety of programmes on the station – from Breakfast to Drive – and in July, he landed his own weekly Sunday night show from Glasgow.

On his new appointment, Gordon said: “I am thrilled to be given the weeknights gig on 5 Live. It has been such a privilege working with the hugely talented team here over the last 18 months. The welcome I’ve been given from staff and listeners has been really special and I’m really looking forward to getting to know them even better.”

He continues: “I love the station and have been a huge fan for a long time. I can’t wait to get stuck in alongside some of the best in the business.”

BBC Radio 5 Live Controller, Heidi Dawson said: “Late night radio listeners need a presenter who’s great company, and Gordon definitely is that. A sharp journalist and brilliant storyteller with great sporting insights, Gordon will be a fantastic companion for our evening audiences.”

Gordon will start his new late night show on Monday 1st January at 10pm, broadcasting from either Glasgow or Salford depending on his own commitments each week.