Digital station Virgin Radio Groove has added Michael Underwood to its weekend line-up in the 10am-2pm slot.
Last month the presenter – who is also a teacher – fronted Virgin Radio’s 500 Words: Black Lives Matter children’s writing competition alongside his wife, TV presenter Angellica Bell. Michael and Angellica hosted a stream of famous names reading out the shortlisted entrants and winners.
Michael said: “The Virgin Radio family is the home of the best music on the radio and it’s a real treat to host Weekends on Virgin Radio Groove. If you want to get your groove on with all the best feel-good music, come and join us!”
Virgin Radio Content Director Mike Cass said: “Michael is a highly talented DJ and presenter and is a huge addition to the network. Virgin Radio Groove is the home for the best music to make you move; add in Michael’s natural charm and it’s guaranteed, feel good radio every weekend.”
Michael’s broadcast career has included a stint as a reporter on The One Show, as guest Entertainment Editor on Good Morning Britain and as reporter for This Morning, as well as landing prime time ITV series Let Me Entertain You and later working on ITV current affairs programme Real Stories. Michael began his career at BBC Radio Northampton before moving on to present a range of hit children’s TV series on CBBC and CITV. His passion for inspiring young people has led him to embark on a second career as a school teacher.
Michael’s wife Angellica Bell does Saturday breakfast for Bauer’s Scala Radio.
Virgin Radio Groove launched earlier this year on DAB in London and Central Scotland as well as via the Virgin app.