Former GMTV presenter Andrew Castle is taking over as host of the weekend breakfast show on LBC, made available by the departure of James Max.
Andrew was with GMTV for a decade from the year 2000, and has recently been the BBC’s lead commentator on its coverage of Wimbledon Tennis.
The former British Number One tennis player recently covered drivetime for a week while regular host Iain Dale covered the breakfast show.
Andrew Castle said: “I am honoured to be joining LBC 97.3. For 40 years, it has been a forum for lively debate and an exchange of views. I look forward to continuing that tradition. At the start of the day people want news, entertainment and well-informed guests – and that’s what we will give them. I love broadcasting and I feel privileged to be joining a station with some of the finest presenters in the UK.”
Global’s Director of Broadcasting Richard Park said: “Andrew is a first-class broadcaster and presenter and this, together with his natural rapport with our listeners, makes him a welcome addition to our weekend line-up in the station’s 40th birthday year.”
Andrew Castle recently hit the headlines after making comments about former player David Lloyd during a tennis match his was commentating on, when he suggested Lloyd could be prevented from leading the Lawn Tennis Association because of alleged ‘personal problems’.
An official apology followed and Castle agreed to pay undisclosed damages to Mr Lloyd.