Virgin Radio Pride UK is returning for the summer season

Pop-up station Virgin Radio Pride UK is to return for a fourth summer season.

The line-up of LGBTQ+ broadcasters, comedians and DJs will be on air from 1st June to 31st August.

Heartstopper and Celebrity Big Brother star Bradley Riches will host a weekly Saturday lunchtime show, while comedians Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell will host every Sunday.

The Chris Evans Breakfast show with webuyanycar is on every weekday, with Steve Denyer from 10am.

Non-binary broadcaster and TikTok star Shivani Dave will host weekday evenings from 7pm and also  front a special documentary for South-East Asian Heritage Month in August. RuPaul’s Drag Race star Baga Chipz and LGBTQ+ DJ Jodie Harsh will be on air Friday evenings.

There will also be speech-based shows including one on keeping young people safe online hosted by Channel 4 reality star Jaxon Feeley, alongside his close friend Esther Ghey, who is the mother of trans teenager Brianna Ghey, who was murdered.

Cardiff-based indie Bengo Media will host a special on the lesbian TV show The L Word at 20 years old with Vicki Blight, Adele Roberts and actors from the show.

Graeme Smith and the team from the podcast OUTCAST UK will be on Sunday late nights again with a mix of late-night chat, news, and interviews.

My Pride Playlist has exclusive interviews with Eddie Izzard, England women’s footballer and talkSPORT host Lianne Sanderson and the queer history author, former vicar and now shadow minister for creative industries the Labour MP Chris Bryant.

Other new talent this year includes Vauxhall DJ regular, Nick Charles from The Loud Brown Gays podcast and London-based XOYO DJ and producer Alfie Butler.

Virgin Radio UK Content Director, Mike Cass, says: “Virgin Radio Pride is back for its 4th year, bigger and better than ever before. A three-month long party to celebrate how far our community has come while discussing how we continue to make progress.

“Our aim is simple; by continuing the LGBTQ+ conversation, we can make one person feel more safe, secure, less alone and a little happier.”