New weekend schedule for Virgin Radio UK

Angela Scanlon is taking on weekend breakfast at Virgin Radio UK as part of a number of changes at the station following the departure of Graham Norton.

Virgin Radio regulars Leigh Francis and Tom Allen have new time slots, with Leigh on every Saturday 10am-1pm and Tom on every Sunday, just ahead of Dick & Dom taking over the studio from 1pm to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday.

Other changes to the Virgin Radio UK schedule has Olivia Jones as the new host of the weekday late show, and Graeme Smith joining the weekend team.

Presenter Harpz Kaur joins Virgin Radio from the BBC Asian network, and has a new home in the 1am to 4am slot on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Virgin Radio network will also see some changes to its sister stations, with former Capital and Galaxy DJ Sally Bailey returning to the airwaves full time on Virgin Radio Chilled, and former Heart & Wave 105 presenter Tony Shepherd joining Virgin Radio Anthems.

Kim Wilde will continue her show on Virgin Radio UK 80s Plus every Sunday from 10am to 2pm alongside 80s legends like Timmy Mallet, Carol Decker and Tony Hadley on Saturday mornings.

Angela Scanlon says: “I know how many of you have dreamt about waking up to my husky dulcet tones, well dreams come true gang!! I’ll be getting up with you every weekend on Virgin Radio & I am inappropriately excited. Stick the kettle on!”

Leigh Francis says: “I’m super excited to start my new Virgin Radio Show fresh off the back of my first ever tour! Remember Saturday mornings when telly was good? Hopefully I can create that vibe but on the radio. Can’t believe I just said vibe.”

Tom Allen says: “I’m over the moon to be starting off Sundays in style with the perfect mix of great songs, chat and a bit of a laugh. See you there!”

Dick & Dom say: “WE’RE BACK ON THE WEEKENDS! As genuine long term listeners and lovers of Virgin Radio we’re over the moon to be joining the team. We both started our journeys in local radio so it’s great to be back behind the mic. Nice to have upgraded from a bungalow to studios at the top of the tower!!!”

Virgin Radio UK Content Director, Mike Cass, says: “We’ve had a lot of great listener feedback on Angela Scanlon as well as Dick & Dom when they’ve covered and I’m delighted they’re now a permanent addition to the weekend line-up alongside new times for the amazing Leigh & Tom”