Fearne Cotton will be making her BBC Radio 2 debut this summer, over a year after leaving Radio 1.
While Graham Norton takes his summer break, both Cotton and Martin Kemp will be making their Radio 2 debuts with a new live show from Saturday, July 9 until Saturday, September 10.
Cotton spent a decade with Radio 1, joining in 2005. She left last year after announcing that she was pregnant with her second child, Honey Krissy Wood. Radio 1 Big Weekend was her last Radio 1 event.
The radio presenter said: “I can’t wait to get back on the radio, so to be presenting on Radio 2 this summer on Saturday mornings with Martin Kemp is going to be absolutely brilliant.”
Kemp commented: “Radio 2, Fearne Cotton, every Saturday through the summer! When they asked me to work with Radio 2 I never expected this! It's gonna be a great way to spend my Saturday mornings... chatting to great guests, some fun and games and playing my favourite tracks with one of the most experienced radio DJs out there! Now things are really warming up... Roll on the summer!”
In addition, as part of the new programming schedule Paul Gambaccini will now present Pick Of The Pops on Saturday afternoons from 1pm-3pm. Produced by Phil ‘The Collector’ Swern at independent producers Unique, the programme will continue to feature two years of music from the 1950s to the 2000s.
Trevor Nelson will also move from a one-hour Wednesday evening show at 11pm to a new two-hour Saturday evening show from 8pm-10pm. It will be produced by independent producers Somethin’ Else. When Clare Balding takes a summer break and heads to the Olympic Games in Rio, Good Morning Sunday will be hosted by Fern Britton from July 31 until September 18.