Jacob Rees-Mogg joins LBC to host phone in

Spring schedule changes at LBC means British Conservative politician Jacob Rees-Mogg is joining to host a new live phone in and Tom Swarbrick returns for weekend breakfast.

In addition, Ian Payne will host the weekend early breakfast show from 4am to 7am and Andrew Castle will front a new three-hour weekend drive programme from 3pm to 6pm.

The changes mean Sunday afternoon host Alex Salmond is no longer on the schedule but LBC says it is looking at other opportunities for him.

Rees-Mogg, the MP for North Somerset, starts on Monday 16th April at 9am and will be part of Nick Ferrari at Breakfast every two weeks with a live phone-in.

He said: “I am greatly looking forward to conversing with LBC’s listeners every fortnight. In the programmes I have done already, the good sense and wisdom of the callers has educated, informed and challenged me while furthering polite political discourse. I hope for more of the same.”

Tom Swarbrick was most recently working at Downing Street but before that spent more than four years at LBC as chief correspondent and then weekend afternoon presenter before leaving to become head of broadcast at Number 10.

James Rea, LBC’s Managing Editor, said: “Our new spring schedule is packed with a cast of the UK’s best broadcasters, with our two million weekly listeners in the starring role. They don’t hold back in challenging the nation’s political leaders on the issues that matter to them, so we’re looking forward to our new fortnightly phone in with Jacob Rees-Mogg. When it comes to intelligent and opinionated radio, LBC leads the way and sets the news agenda.”

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