Patrick Kielty will be the new host of BBC Radio 5 Live’s 9-11am Saturday morning show.
Getting started on September 3rd, Paddy will take over the weekly slot currently occupied by Scott Mills and Chris Stark.
Each week, Paddy will be joined by guests from the world of entertainment and sport. He’ll also chat with the 5 Live listeners, welcoming them onto the show for some Saturday morning fun.
Patrick Kielty says: “Saturday mornings on 5 Live have always been a big part of my weekend and I can’t wait to now be part of it from the other side of the mic. I’m really looking forward to having some craic with the 5 Live listeners and our great guests. I can’t thank 5 Live enough for this opportunity and I’ve promised them I won’t disappoint – until my first show.”
Heidi Dawson, Controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, says: “Paddy is a special broadcaster with warmth, wit and honesty. Whether performing stand-up, presenting a hard-hitting documentary or sharing stories on the radio, he has that unique ability to make you laugh and make you think. We’re really excited that Paddy will be helping kick-start Saturday mornings for us and we know he’ll be great company for the 5 Live audience as they start their weekend.”