Jeremy Vine joins Channel 5 for daily TV show

Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine is about to double his daily on-air commitments after signing up to become the new host of Channel 5’s daily current affairs programme, replacing Matthew Wright.

Wright recently announced his departure from The Wright Stuff after 18 years with the channel. Jeremy will take over from September, and the programme will get a new name.

It currently airs 9.15am till 11.15am five days a week. Jeremy does his Radio 2 show 12noon till 2pm, and says the TV show is a ‘perfect fit’ with his ‘ongoing role’ at the BBC.

In a statement, Jeremy said: “Matthew Wright has built a brilliant show that’s a big part of the British TV landscape. I’m delighted to be carrying on all the conversations he has started, with all the guests he’s made me feel I know over the years. Radio 2 has a beautiful editorial overlap with the serious but accessible agenda of this show. I am proud to be Channel 5’s choice to front it.”

Ben Frow, director of programmes for Channel 5 said: “Jeremy Vine is a brilliant broadcaster whose supreme ability to make challenging stories accessible to a wider audience, not to mention his intellect, energy and wit, makes him the perfect choice to present our daily current affairs show. This high calibre of talent across our news, documentary, current affairs and factual output demonstrates the evolution of the Channel 5 content slate. I’d like to thank Matthew Wright, who has helped make the show such a success for nearly two decades.”

As well as the daily Radio 2 show, Jeremy also presents BBC programmes including Eggheads and Points of View and is a mainstay of the BBC election night coverage. He’s previously presented shows including Panorama and Newsnight.

The Wright Stuff comes live from ITN’s studios on Gray’s Inn Road, which is around an 11-minute bike ride away from Radio 2’s studios in Wogan House. Jeremy will have 45 minutes from coming off air on the TV to going live on the radio!

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  1. Joe Smith says

    The conversion from news journalist to tabloid non-entity is now complete.

  2. Radio Geordie says

    16 minutes by bike, or an hour and a half by car.

  3. Allan Wallace says

    Given his further commitment to television, the BBC should now offer Jeremy Vine’s radio show to a real disc jockey.

    1. MarcoW says

      I would never have classed Jeremy Vine as a disc jockey, but rather as a ‘topical discussion radio presenter’.

      1. Joe Smith says

        Or tabloid hack.

      2. Allan Wallace says

        Well observed MarcoW, you are absolutely right; Jeremy Vine should not be classed as a disc jockey, because he is not a disc jockey!
        He is a television presenter on a radio station which is supposed to be a music station with real disc jockeys playing real music.

  4. jeff c says

    The Wrong Stuff

  5. Mike says

    For a brief moment I thought that was the end of Vine on R2.

    Only to be let down. Live in hope!

  6. DaveP says

    If I was on Radio2, I would be in early talking to my production team and rehearsing ahead of broadcast. Seems JV going to breeze in and hope the research team has done all the work for him! Assume he is a freelancer on 2?

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