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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Rylan Clark-Neal to launch new Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 2


Rylan Clark-Neal will present a brand new Saturday afternoon show (3-6pm) on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, starting in January 2019, bringing his own fun, feel-good hits and ample amounts of chat to the programme.

Rylan will be replacing Zoe Ball, who is moving to host the weekday Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

Rylan says: “I’m so excited and honoured to be joining the BBC Radio 2 family. After stepping in for the amazing Zoe Ball over the summer, working with her fantastic team, I’m thrilled that I’ll be working with them again to fill listeners’ Saturday afternoons with fun, great music and a lot of laughter. I wish Zoe every success as the station’s new Breakfast Show host and I’m sure she’s going to be as brilliant as she always has been. I can’t wait to get started and look forward to being in the studio from the New Year.”

Lewis Carnie, Head of Radio 2 says: “I’m delighted that Rylan can join Radio 2 and we will give him a warm welcome in his new presenting role. Our listeners can expect a wonderful mix of fun and Rylan’s inimitable style on Saturday afternoons.”

Since coming fifth on The X Factor in 2012, Rylan won Celebrity Big Brother in 2013 and has been a presenter across TV and radio. Earlier this year, Rylan joined Radio 1’s Scott Mills as the co-host of BBC Four’s Eurovision coverage out in Lisbon, following his appearance as a guest judge on the BBC’s Eurovision: You Decide. Rylan was nominated for Best Presenter at the 2016 and 2017 National Television Awards and won the title of Radio Times TV Presenter Champion 2017.

He is also the host of Step Back in Time with Rylan Clark-Neal, a six part series created especially for BBC Sounds, which launches on 16 November 2018. Rylan invites a showbiz pal into his time-machine to whizz back to a momentous year from the 80s, 90s or 00s for a celebration of its pop culture highlights. Each year is sprinkled with era-defining music, television, adverts, toys and tech, along with all-but-forgotten gems, surprise reunions and offbeat recollections.

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