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Michael Ball and Paddy McGuinness introduced as BBC Radio 2 presenters | Celebrities

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Michael Ball and Paddy McGuiness will host new slots on BBC Radio 2 following the demise of Steve Wright.

The 61-year-old West Finish star at the moment presents on Sundays from 11am-1pm however will now current ‘Love Songs with Michael Ball’ from 9-11am from June, while comic Paddy, 50, will step into his normal slot.

Michael mentioned: “Steve made Love Songs ‘appointment to pay attention’ radio. I am past excited and greater than a little bit nervous to be tasked with the prospect to proceed along with his extraordinary legacy. Lovely, shifting, enjoyable and uplifting music to carry the soul on a Sunday morning, coupled with the tales, ideas, requests and treasured reminiscences from you, the listener, will be sure that this may not be simply MY present, however OUR present. I hope you’ll be a part of us as we proceed to share the love.”

In the meantime, former ‘Take Me Out’ star Paddy added that he has beloved stepping in for the long-serving Rylan Clark over the Easter break however is thrilled to be moving into an everyday position on the broadcaster.

He mentioned: “I’ve beloved conserving Rylan’s seat heat on Saturday afternoons and returning to the airwaves over Easter. To be given my very personal common present on the legendary Radio 2 is a dream come true.”

The announcement comes simply months after the demise of radio legend Steve Wright, who handed away all of a sudden in February on the age of 69.

Steve joined the BBC within the Seventies, and in addition to internet hosting reveals on Radio 1 and Radio 2 he additionally hosted ‘Prime of the Pops’ in its heyday.

An announcement from his household mentioned about his demise: “It’s with deep sorrow and profound remorse that we announce the passing of our beloved Steve Wright.

“Along with his son, Tom, and daughter, Lucy, Steve leaves behind his brother, Laurence and his father Richard.

“Additionally, much-loved shut associates and colleagues, and hundreds of thousands of devoted radio listeners who had the nice fortune and nice pleasure of permitting Steve into their every day lives as one of many UK’s most enduring and standard radio personalities.

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