Sara Cox will cover for Fearne Cotton

Sara Cox will cover for Fearne Cotton

Radio 1 has confirmed that Sara Cox will deputise for Fearne Cotton while she takes maternity leave.

Sara Cox was the likely cover presenter for Fearne, although there had been rumours that the station would be looking for a younger cover replacement for daytime.

It is not yet clear when Fearne is expected to take maternity leave – but Chris Moyles did joke she had 6 months left to think about baby names.

Following the announcement Sara tweeted that she was “sooo chuffed”.