Gemma Atkinson is joining Key 103 as co-host on the breakfast show with Mike Toolan and Matt Haslam.
The model, who is known for her work in Hollyoaks, Casualty and Emmerdale, starts full time in February after a guest appearance this year.
Owen Ryan, Group Content Director Bauer City Network said: “We’re particularly excited to have unearthed such fresh radio talent in Gemma Atkinson who’s been a real revelation. Gemma is a natural, she knows Manchester inside and out and has such an affinity with the city and our listeners.”
The new show will be known as Gemma, Matt and Mike according to Mike Toolan this morning. “Twitter has been going mad this morning – I think maybe everyone was worried Penk was coming back!”, Mike joked.
Earlier this year, Mike’s co-host of 11 years Chelsea Norris suddenly left the show after being told her contract was not being renewed.
Gemma Atkinson, Mike Toolan and Matt Haslam will wake up Manchester, Monday to Friday 6am-10am from February 2017.