Radio presenter Scott Mills will host a new Saturday morning show as part of a new weekend schedule on BBC Radio 5 live.
The BBC news and sport station says the new show will “start the weekend with lots of laughs and audience interaction”. Scott Mills will continue to host the weekday afternoon show on BBC Radio 1, as well as the Official Chart show. He will be joined on the new show by Chris Stark, who has presented with Scott Mills for several years. The 9-11am programme has been hosted by Geoff Lloyd during the summer.
“I’m so delighted to be joining BBC Radio 5 live!” said Scott Mills.
“I love my Radio 1 show and covering for Claudia on Radio 2 which I’ll still be doing. But I’m now ready to bring a whole different show to 5 live. Expect lots of laughs and of course Chris Stark. Just what you want on a Saturday morning!”
Fighting Talk with Colin Murray and 5 live sport will continue as before on Saturdays.
On Sunday the weekly politics programme with the BBC’s Deputy Political Editor John Pienaar will move to an earlier time of 9am. Pienaar’s Politics will be followed by Laura Whitmore at 10am, with “big name guests from the worlds of politics, music and showbiz”.
The station’s Sunday sports coverage will start with a discussion show at 11.30am. The Squad With Nick Bright will be followed by coverage of the Premier League.
Heidi Dawson, Controller at BBC Radio 5 live says: “Scott Mills is one of the best broadcasters in the business and I’m excited about the new show he and Chris Stark will be bringing to Saturday mornings.
“Laura Whitmore has done a fantastic job across a number of shows on 5 live and it’s brilliant that we can now offer her a show every Sunday morning. Laura is a fantastic new radio star who has already made a great impact with listeners.”
The new show with Scott Mills and Chris Stark will begin on 9th November, with the new Sunday schedule commencing on 10th November. BBC Radio 5 live is available on DAB digital radio, medium wave, digital television and smartphone apps.