Former BBC Radio 1 duo Colin and Edith are being re-united to host a new weekend show on BBC Radio 5 live, about babies.
The 5 live Bump Club will follow the journeys of Bump Club members as they go through the ups and downs of pregnancy, launching this Tuesday at 11pm during Tony Livesey’s late show.
The feature, all about mum and dad, bump and baby, will then run weekly on the late show and in a new weekend programme from 26th May with Colin Murray and Edith Bowman, who gave birth to her second son this week.
Colin and Edith previously hosted a weekday show together on BBC Radio 1 from 2003 to 2006 but were split up.
Commenting on the launch of Bump Club, Tony says: “It’s going to be fascinating. There’s nothing on Earth like becoming a mum or a dad and I’m going to enjoy sharing the moment with our listeners. As a dad of two I’ve been there, done that and mopped the sick off the T-shirt. I can remember counting down by the day to the birth of my first child. Now we can all go on that journey together.”
5 live’s Bump Club will also visit a hospital maternity ward for a special live broadcast in July.
Commenting on Bump Club, Heidi Dawson, 5 live Assistant Editor, Commissioning and Development says: “5 live is a station that wants to create an open forum to discuss and debate topics that matter to our audience. Bump Club is about bringing our listeners together to share the amazing experience of being pregnant, a subject that resonates with almost everyone in the UK.
“Pregnancy is life changing and 5 live wants to get people talking about what this experience is like across the UK in 2013. By sharing the experience of our Bump Club mums, 5 live listeners will learn more, share more and connect more with the key issues around pregnancy and parenthood.”
A weekly Bump Club podcast will be available to download after each Tuesday programme, which is produced by Jo Meek for Sparklab Productions.