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Jeremy Kyle returns to the wireless with talkRADIO

Jeremy Kyle is returning to his first love – radio – with a brand new weekend show on talkRADIO.

Jezza started his broadcasting career in radio, and is well remembered in the industry for his late-night phone-in shows, Late n Live and Jezza’s Confessions, both networked across a number of commercial radio stations including BRMB and Century FM.

In 1997 he joined BRMB in Birmingham, presenting Late & Live and Jezza’s Jukebox. He met his second wife Carla when she entered and won the Two Strangers and a Wedding contest run by the station.

Jezza also worked at Orchard FM, Leicester Sound and Invicta FM in the 90s before moving on to Virgin Radio, Capital FM and Essex FM in the noughties.

The new show will air between 1pm and 4pm each Saturday, starting on August 18th.

Jeremy Kyle said: “Radio was my first love as a broadcaster and where it all began for my on-air career. I can’t wait to return with talkRADIO, reviewing the week’s biggest stories and unpicking the issues with some big name guests too.

“As with all of my shows, audiences can expect open, honest opinion, a direct approach and no doubt a few a disagreements along the way,” Kyle added.

talkRADIO programme director Dennie Morris added: “talkRADIO aims to get the nation talking and that’s exactly what we’ll get with Jeremy, who is synonymous with up-front, unfiltered opinion. This broadcasting legend will hugely appeal to our listeners and bring in new audiences with his no-nonsense attitude and candid, outspoken views.”

His last radio show was at talkSPORT ten years ago when he hosted The Jeremy Kyle Sunday Sports Show. He’s been hosting The Jeremy Kyle Show on ITV since 2005.

Jeremy at the Radio Festival in 2010 chatting to Richard Bacon

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  1. Joe Smith says

    How truly dreadful.

  2. Mr Boltar says

    It seems to me talkRadio management assume weekends are a wasteland to be populated by former reality TV stars and now chief chav wrangler. I’m not sure this is the way to attract listeners as the sort of demographic they appear to be aiming for doesn’t listen to this sort of station in the first place. Still, I hope Kyle is up to interactiing with members of the public who can use words with more than 1 syllable in.

    1. mb23 says

      As the article says Kyle was a presenter on various local commercial stations between 1995 & 2008, before he got into TV. His CV includes far more radio work than TV.

      1. Mr Boltar says

        And all music stations apart from talkSport. Some vacuous football discussion is a long way from proper speech radio where the topic can be almost anything. If he runs out of something to say he’s not going to be able to fall back on playing a record or spout cliches about “the boys done good” in Last Nights Match for the 5th time.

        1. Todd says

          Actually Confessions was a late night phone in. JK is a master of talk radio. I have to admit that he used to thrill me but now he just gets up my nose. Will give it a listen and see.

  3. Mike says

    How do ‘talk’ always manage to sign people no one else would touch with a barge pole …. and that’s not a compliment.



  5. Lee says

    I’m not sure but he might just bring in more listeners for the station.

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