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Helen Skelton leaves BBC Radio 5 Live for family reasons

Helen Skelton told her BBC Radio 5 Live listeners this morning that she is leaving the station to spend more time with her children.

Publication date: 13.08.2023

Rick Edwards to host Fighting Talk following Colin Murray departure

BBC Radio 5 Live breakfast co-host Rick Edwards is the new presenter of Fighting Talk. Rick will take over the show when it returns in September following Colin Murray’s decision to leave the show at the end of the last season.

Publication date: 08.08.2023

Gordon Smart returns with weekly show on BBC Radio 5 Live

Journalist and broadcaster Gordon Smart is joining BBC 5 Live with a brand new Sunday evening show which will broadcast from Glasgow. Gordon will be on-air every Sunday from 8pm – 10pm starting on July 16th with an insider’s take on the biggest news and sport stories of the week...

Publication date: 29.06.2023

How Do You Cope? … With Elis and John returns to BBC Radio 5 Live

Mental health podcast How Do You Cope?… With Elis and John is heading back to BBC Radio 5 Live for a fourth season. Elis James and John Robins will be back on Tuesday 6th June with a host of new celebrity guests...

Publication date: 01.06.2023

BBC secures exclusive audio rights for Rugby World Cup 2023

The BBC has secured exclusive audio rights to broadcast the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France, which begins on Friday 8 September. All of the matches, including all home nations matches, will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra via BBC Sounds...

Publication date: 26.05.2023

Mornings on BBC Radio 5 Live are about to change

From Monday 8 November, Rick Edwards will start as 5 Live Breakfast host alongside current presenter Rachel Burden. The new show, on-air weekdays 6-9am, will also include additional changes with its new presenter. Every day, Rachel and Rick will take a big question and attempt to break it down...

Publication date: 28.10.2021

BBC confirm four-year audio rights deal for men’s Six Nations

BBC Radio will continue to broadcast the men’s Six Nations Championship between 2022-2025, following an agreement between the BBC and tournament organisers. As per previous years, every home nation game throughout the competition will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 Live or 5 Live Sports Extra, with all commentaries also available on BBC Sounds and across BBC radio...

Publication date: 21.10.2021

BBC wins Broadcaster of the Year at New York Festivals Awards

The BBC has won Broadcaster of the Year at the New York Festivals Radio Awards. Most of the Gold Awards went to the BBC or to independent producers working on BBC programmes. Across its radio networks, the BBC collected 14 Gold awards, 7 Silver and 10 Bronze with podcast series’ including I’m Not A Monster, Where Is George Gibney and Fight Of The Century all picking up several each...

Publication date: 13.10.2021

Michelle Dignan to host BBC Radio Manchester Breakfast

BBC Radio 5 Live travel presenter Michelle Dignan is joining BBC Radio Manchester to presenter the breakfast show. Michelle, who has also worked for Bauer at various stations around the north of England, replaces Becky Want next month. In addition to doing voice-overs for the last 15 years, Michelle has co-hosted breakfast at Key 103 in Manchester, Rock FM in Lancashire and Hallam FM in Sheffield...

Publication date: 22.09.2021

Rick Edwards joins Rachel Burden for BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast

BBC Radio 5 Live has hired Rick Edwards to host its new breakfast show alongside Rachel Burden. The new-look 5 Live Breakfast will launch in November following Nicky Campbell’s move to a later slot. Rick, who currently guest-presents several shows on the station, said: “When it comes to 5 Live, I’m a long-time listener, first-time breakfast-show-presenter...

Publication date: 01.09.2021