Pandora replaces Toby Anstis on Heart mid-morning show

Former Capital and Kiss presenter Pandora Christie is joining Heart to host the weekday mid-morning show and Saturday night Club Classics.

She takes over the UK’s biggest commercial radio show from Toby Anstis next week (8th April), three months after her departure from Kiss.

Pandora started out at Global on the promo team, before beginning her presenting work with Choice FM on overnights then daytimes. She moved to Capital in 2012 to host the 10am-1pm show across the network, before leaving for Kiss mid-mornings in June 2016.

She also hosted the ARIAs in Leeds last October and is a regular presenter on News UK’s QLive app quiz game.

Pandora’s show will air 9am-1pm on Heart London and 10am-1pm across the Heart Network, and she’ll also host Saturday night Club Classics from 7pm. Toby Anstis will present on Friday nights. The 10am-1pm network show is currently commercial radio’s biggest, with 3.8m weekly listeners across the UK (RAJAR Q4/18)

Pandora told RadioToday: “I’m so thrilled to be coming home to the biggest commercial radio station in the country. I can’t wait to get started – playing the very best feel good music to help get Heart listeners through their working day is literally the best job in the world. I hope listeners around the country will be turning up the radio and dancing along, just like I’ll be doing in the studio.”

Managing Editor of Heart, James Rea said: “We are absolutely delighted to have Pandora back in the Global family. Her warm style and easy manner match perfectly with the feel-good nature of the brand. Pandora brings with her a wealth of experience and a vibrant personality. We welcome her back with open arms and look forward to her joining the team.”

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12 Comments
  1. neal says

    Wonder how she will deal with the tight boring playlist Heart has when compared to her days on the much less regimented and sadly missed Choice FM. Another great station decimated by Global !!!

    1. mb23 says

      Capital Xtra has 250,000 more listeners in London than Choice had in 2012.

    2. Bradley says

      Mmm… Capital Xtra has record listenership since owned by Global. 😏

  2. Pat says

    Yet another person saying ‘I can’t wait to get started’-seems to be the go to phrase.

    1. Joe Smith says

      Well she could hardly say anything else could she?

      Mind you if she had said “I can’t wait to pick up the money” it would actually be newsworthy.

    2. Ian Scott says

      ‘I can’t wait to get started’

      It’s written on the liner cards. They have to say it.

      1. Sheila J says

        How can you say they have liner cards Ian. This Is Heart, they should be called idiot boards.

  3. Ron Dobbyn says

    Don’t you miss Jimmy Young in the mid morning? Robert Elms does a good job on mid morning on Radio London

    1. Mike Rose says

      I thought you’d never ask Raymondo, apricot & mincemeat pie isn’t it.

  4. Ted says

    Oh dear

  5. Vijay Berrygood says

    “The legendary Toby Anstis” ugh; such cloying, ego stroking claptrap. Wouldn’t it be nice to dispense with the hyperbole for once? Can Pandora tell us why he is a legend? Or anyone on a Heart station for that matter? Do you acquire this nonsense title for time served or just because another lost-in-showbiz presenter feels duty bound to heap praise on another mediocre colleague?

    Please can it.

  6. Mike says

    Well I for one have never even heard of her.

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