Claudia Winkleman to host Saturday mornings on BBC Radio 2

Claudia Winkleman is the new host of Radio 2's Saturday morning show (10am - 1pm) starting in February 2021.

Claudia will welcome some of the world's most popular stars to Wogan House for a chat against a backdrop of a brilliant mix of music and musings of the day.

Claudia says: "I'm not often speechless but the chance to be with the wonderful Radio 2 listeners every Saturday has left me, quite frankly, gobsmacked. I hope my voice comes back in time for the first show as I can no longer simply rely on a fake tan and a fringe. There's nobody I'd rather be with at the weekend, it's a privilege and an honour."

Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, says: "As Claudia is one of the UK's best loved entertainers and a firm favourite with our listeners, I'm over the moon that she'll be bringing her enormous warmth and wit to Saturday mornings on Radio 2."

Claudia joined Radio 2 in Spring 2008, hosting a comedy quiz series called Hot Gossip before moving to Friday nights to host Claudia Winkleman Arts Show. Claudia has most recently presented Claudia on Sunday (7-9pm) and she has also deputised for Ken Bruce (weekdays 9.30am-midday), Steve Wright (weekdays 2-5pm) and Sara Cox (weekdays 5-7pm).

The news follows the recent announcement that Graham Norton will leave Radio 2 on Saturday 19 December.