Clare Balding is leaving Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2, after five years on the show.
Clare joined the station in January 2013 to replace Aled Jones. The broadcaster announced the news on-air this morning.
She said: “I am so sorry to be leaving Good Morning Sunday, a show I have loved presenting for the past 5 years. Upcoming schedule changes to Sunday mornings on Radio 2 mean that I can’t continue to present the programme along with my other work commitments. I’d like to thank the team at BBC Religion in particular my producer Janet McLarty but most of all, I’d like to thank the listeners and the guests I’ve interviewed for their kindness and their compassion. I shall miss them all.”
Lewis Carnie, Head of Radio 2, says: “I’d like to thank Clare for effortlessly easing Radio 2 listeners into their Sunday mornings and we hope to work with her on new projects in 2018 and beyond.”
In the short term, Good Morning Sunday will be presented by Angie Greaves, who has previously presented this show while Clare has been away. Radio 2 continues its commitment to religious programming on Sunday mornings and a new schedule will be announced soon.
Before joining Radio 2, Clare hosted the walking series Ramblings on BBC Radio 4.
— Clare Balding (@clarebalding) November 26, 2017