A number of guest presenters are joining Nihal Arthanayake on 5 live’s Afternoon Edition, including Dermot O’Leary. Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, Angellica Bell, Love Island’s Amber Davies and popstar-turned-farmer JB Gill are also guest hosting the national show.
Each guest presenter will take part in interviews, in-depth journalism and phone-ins, as well as bringing issues that they feel passionately about to the listeners.
Today (Thursday), former Pussycat Doll Kimberly will cover the big news stories of the day and discuss issues close to her heart, including her work to promote young people’s health and fitness through dance.
Recent interviewees on Afternoon Edition include pop star Robbie Williams, actors Russell Crowe and Jodie Foster, astronaut Tim Peake, ex-footballer Kieron Dyer and bestselling author Jojo Moyes.
Nihal says: “I’m really looking forward to welcoming my guest co-hosts to the Afternoon Edition studio. We’re going to have a lot of fun together as we explore the issues of the day, interview big-name guests, plus travel out of our collective comfort zones.”
Controller of BBC Radio 5 live Jonathan Wall adds: “We pride ourselves on getting an incredibly rich mix of voices on air at 5 live and our celebrity presenters are all part of enriching that offering.”
Nihal’s regular Afternoon Edition co-host, Sarah Brett, has joined 5 live Drive for the next few months alongside Tony Livesey.