Former Q Radio Breakfast Show presenter Stephen Clements is joining BBC Radio Ulster to host the mid-morning slot.
Stephen announced back in June that he was leaving Q Radio after eight years to take up a new position at the BBC.
He will make his debut on BBC Radio Ulster on Monday, September 23 at 10.30am, replacing Sean Coyle who recently left.
Stephen says: “I’m absolutely thrilled and excited to be given this opportunity with the BBC. It has always been my dream to broadcast on the most respected, most creative media platform on the planet. I am looking forward to sharing some fun and lots of laughs with the amazing people of Northern Ireland.”
Emma Dunseith, Executive Editor, Arts, Music and Learning NI, says: “Stephen is a great broadcasting talent and we’re looking forward to welcoming him to the BBC Radio Ulster team. We’re excited to hear what he will bring to the station and we’re sure his show will be a great addition to the weekday schedule and reflect his bright and vibrant personality.”
I demand to know how much Stephen Clements is earning . He better not be earning more than me .
Clements starts on Radio Ulster on Monday 23 Sept . 1030am.
The BBC suits will try to stop me interviewing @radiostephen next week.
Watch this space !
— Stephen Nolan (@StephenNolan) September 13, 2019
Having done some weekend presenting at Citybeat in Belfast, Stephen was offered a full-time role which he chose to turn down as his wife Natasha was expecting. However, after some discussion with his wife Stephen then took the job, hosting the afternoon show on the station for a year, before moving to the breakfast show. He hosted Q Radio’s breakfast programme for seven years.
Been a somewhat surreal day for me but ultimately a very proud one
Eternally grateful for the opportunity to work for (which has always been my dream) the #BBC
Thank you to all the well wishers
I will try my very best to do the station, and the legends before me, justice 🙏🏽♥️ pic.twitter.com/J3qSqX1p6H
— Stephen Clements (@radiostephen) September 12, 2019