Comedians and singers cover BBC Radio 2

Paul O’Grady’s show on BBC Radio 2 is being covered by Martine McCutcheon and Charlotte Church as he takes a two week break.

Singer Martine was on the radio yesterday, covering the 5-7pm slot, whilst Charlotte is getting ready to host the show this Sunday. She says: “I’m really looking forward to standing in for Dermot O’Leary while he’s away. I’m hugely passionate about all sorts of music and I can’t wait to share some of my favourite tracks with you on BBC Radio 2!”

Martine’s last radio gig was as a stand-in presenter at Heart last year when she covered Emma Bunton and Charlotte deputised for Zoe Ball’s weekend early breakfast show for two weeks in 2011.

Other fill-in presenters this summer include John Bishop, Patrick Kielty and Lee Mack. They are all covering for Graham Norton as he takes his annual summer break.

Lewis Carnie, Head of Programmes for BBC Radio 2 said: “Over the coming months, BBC Radio 2 will be showcasing some fantastic entertainment as we bring our listeners the best of the summer’s folk and arts festivals, and showcasing the finest music and comedy.”

In other stand-in news, Chris Evans will host the Arts Show on Friday 25th July for Claudia Winkleman. He said: “What a treat to have the whole of the world of the arts to play with. When I was offered the chance to kick off the Radio 2 Arts Show Summer Season, I said yes without hesitation. As well as reviewing the latest blockbusters at the Box Office, I look forward to delving deeper into the psyche of some of my favourite artists, and will enjoy working out exactly what makes the market tick in an exploration of art auctions.”

The Arts Show will also be covered by Anneka Rice, Simon Mayo, Vanessa Feltz and Ken Bruce over the coming weeks too.

Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 12:29 pm by RadioToday

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