Sarah Brett to replace Phil Williams at BBC Radio 5 Live

5 Live’s late-night presenter Phil Williams is leaving the station after 18 years.

Phil has presented the late evening show, Monday to Wednesday/Thursday, 10:30pm till 1am, on BBC Radio 5 Live since 13 May 2013.

Before 5 Live, Phil worked at BBC Radio 1, GMR in Manchester and XFM London. His last show will be May 8th.

Sarah Brett will take over the show – which is on-air Mondays to Wednesdays (Monday-Thursday on weeks when there is no Question Time Extra Time).

5 Live Controller Jonathan Wall told RadioToday: “I’d like to thank Phil for everything he has done for the station. He started out as our entertainment correspondent, making a big impact with a range of exclusive stories. He’s presented across the schedule, most recently on the late programme, where he’s delivered brilliant interviews and big breaking news stories.

“We look forward to Sarah starting a new show on 13 May.”

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