Clare Balding to replace Aled Jones on 2

Clare Balding will be presenting her first radio shows for BBC Radio 2 in January, taking over Good Morning Sunday.

Aled Jones has presented the show for six years, after replacing long-running host Don Maclean. The BBC says Jones will continue to work on radio projects, including a new musical series, as well as presenting ITV’s weekday Daybreak programme.

Controller of BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, Bob Shennan, said: “Clare is a much-loved, top quality live broadcaster who thrives on engaging with people from all walks of life. I’m sure she will be a big hit on the show as we continue to embrace the rich mix of faith and spirituality that Good Morning Sunday listeners know and love.

Clare Balding said: “I grew up listening to Terry Wogan on Radio 2 with my Mum and I couldn’t be prouder to join a station that boasts a host of brilliant, iconic broadcasters. I am thrilled to be asked to be a part of the Radio 2 family and look forward to sharing Sunday mornings with listeners who know their eggs from their onions, who enjoy music, conversation and sharing ideas.

Posted on Sunday, October 14th, 2012 at 3:43 pm by RadioToday

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