The Jeremy Vine Show will be guest-presented by the former leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband, and the former leader of the Conservative Party Iain Duncan Smith.
For five days each in the weeks beginning 19th and 26th June from midday – 2pm, Ed and Iain will front the programme whilst Jeremy Vine has it off.
Head of Radio 2 Lewis Carnie says: “I am delighted that Ed Miliband and Iain Duncan Smith will be presenting the Jeremy Vine Show. Both have held crucial roles in political life and will bring unique perspectives and insight to the programme, in the heart of the daytime schedule”.
Editor of the Jeremy Vine Show Phil Jones says: “This follows a tradition of Radio 2’s popular current affairs show, being occasionally guest-presented by prominent politicians which began with figures such as Neil Kinnock and the late Charles Kennedy in the early 1990s.
“Political coverage is the bedrock of the programme and this is a sign of how important politics is to Radio 2, especially at such a key time in the nation’s history. Each day we will cover the big stories that affect our listeners and continue to inform, educate and entertain the Radio 2 audience.”