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Cocker for 6

Jarvis Cocker to present Sunday afternoon show from January

  • 22/10/2009
  • Ruth Barnes
Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker has announced that he will present a new Sunday show on 6 Music.

The former Pulp frontman is set to take over the Sunday afternoon slot, 3.30-5.30pm, from 10th January 2010.

The slot was previously home to Stephen Merchant, and, in recent months, special guests including Ricky and Nick from Kaiser Chiefs, Suggs, La Roux and Danny & Gaz from Supergrass.

Jarvis is comfortable with the role of radio host as he has previously presented on the network, as well as on Radio 2, and he also guest edited Radio 4’s Today programme.

"Sunday doesn't feel that different to the other days of the week anymore. Although there was something weird about when everything seemed to stop on a Sunday, it kind of marked out the week.

 I am going to put the boringness back into Sunday.  That's my mission."

Jarvis Cocker

The news was announced as Jarvis appeared as a guest on tonight's Roundtable with Steve Lamacq. 

He told Steve: "I'm very much looking forward to it. I think Sunday afternoon's have got a special atmosphere, and I will be doing something that I think is appropriate to that - or maybe inappropriate, I don't know!"

It's a slot he has described as: "the 'limbo hours'," adding: "It's a great honour to be working for the BBC, which I consider to be the greatest broadcaster in the world. "

"It is my intention to fill these hours with as much dodgy opinion, crackpot theories, hare-brained schemes & beautiful, beautiful music as is humanly possible. I can't wait to get going."

Bob Shennan, Controller, Radio 2 & 6 Music says: "Jarvis just loves music. He's an iconic figure and so he's perfect for Sundays on 6."

Jarvis is the latest musician to join 6 Music as a presenter. He’s in good company with fellow Brit pop star Cerys Matthews (Weekdays, 1-4pm) from Catatonia, Elbow lead singer Guy Garvey (Sundays, 9-midnight), Iron Maiden front man Bruce Dickinson (Friday’s 9-midnight), Huey Morgan of Fun Lovin’ Criminals (Sundays 2-3.30pm) and Tom Robinson, founder of the Tom Robinson Band (Friday 7-9pm & Sundays Mdnight-2am).

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Karen Hong Kong
Paris France, you can listen back on the Iplayer anywhere in the world

paris france
i'm in france and i cant hear it! this sucks!



Horatio Mambo Ding-Dong, London.
I can't think of anything more perfect! Roll on Jan 2010. I wouldn't want anyone else to soothe my hang-over.

Paul Jasper, San Francisco
Hooray! A perfect time for listening in bed while drinking tea, eating toast and Marmite, and reading the Sunday paper!

John, Chester
Read the headline and was really excited but then realised it was Jarvis and not Joe Cocker. Oh well.

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