Welsh TV actor, director and producer Jonny Owen has joined talkSPORT to launch a new two hour Sunday morning show with Mark Webster.
A new Sunday evening investigative journalism show The Dive has also started designed to present a deep dive into the world of sport.
Welshman Jonny Owen was the director of I Believe in Miracles, the story of the history-making Nottingham Forest team that won back-to-back European Cups in 1979 and 1980, ‘Don’t take me home’ the story of Wales’ journey at the Euro’s, and was the Producer/Presenter of ITV Wales Soccer Sunday.
Jonny Owen and Friends will sit between Breakfast and The Warm Up at 9am-11am and will include the hour-long feature Best XI where people including Stephen Graham, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller will talk about their love for their club and how it all started.
The Dive also started with a two-parter on ‘Does Sport Really Matter?’ hosted by sports journalist Jarrod Kimber and talkSPORT cricket editor Jon Norman. The series airs at 8pm-9pm and will be an investigative journalistic deep dive into the biggest issues in sport.
Head of talkSPORT Lee Clayton said: “Jonny has a fabulous voice, an enormous contacts book and a passion for sport and we are really excited about him joining the talkSPORT team. As we brace for the return of live sport, we have an ever-growing line up of star presenters, new programming and specialist content, of which Jonny’s show is a major new part.
“We like to think we’ve kept sports fans smiling through lockdown and we will continue to do so as we move into a bright future of live sport. During lockdown Breakfast got Bigger and now Sundays have too.”
Jonny Owen said: “talkSPORT has always been a part of my life and I can’t wait to get stuck into the new show. I really want people to tune in and bask in football culture. There will be big stars, lots of laughter and chat from the worlds of sport, the arts and beyond. I hope you can join me and friends for your Sunday mornings on talkSPORT.”