Happy Radio UK signs former Emmerdale actor Liam Fox for weekends

Former Emmerdale actor Liam Fox, who played Dan Spencer in the soap, is joining Happy Radio UK to host The Saturday Sports Roundup between 2 and 6pm.

Liam Fox is Manchester born and bred and says he’s very excited to join Happy Radio.

He told RadioToday: “After 12 years and 1,000 episodes of playing Emmerdale’s Dan Spencer, I’m so grateful to the Happy Radio team for giving me this opportunity for a fresh adventure!

“I’ve always dreamed of being both an actor and presenter, so to finally get behind the microphone with this exciting growing station is the perfect opportunity for me. Growing up as an avid listener of Piccadilly and KEY 103 radio, I have always felt that local radio was massively important.

“Hopefully, I can play a small part in helping Happy Radio become the most listened to station in the Northwest!”

Co-owners Darren Proctor and Max Eden told RadioToday: “We’re incredibly excited to add Liam Fox to our presenter line up, he’s a huge fan of the station and a sports fan so is the perfect choice to deliver a roundup of sport and events across Manchester, Cheshire and the North West along with playing fantastic music and sharing his knowledge and stories about his life growing up in Manchester.”

The station has also expanded on DAB to the East Cheshire small-scale multiplex covering Macclesfield, Poynton, Knutsford, Wilmslow and Altrincham around south Manchester.

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