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Johnny Vaughan's Fighting Talk starts on Radio Five Live

Saturdays at 11.00am starting on Saturday 4 October

909 & 693 AM

Johnny Vaughan will bring his lightning quick wit to BBC Radio Five Live from Saturday with the launch of his new radio debate show Fighting Talk.

The star appears on BBC ONE screens this autumn with Superstars and last year fronted Johnny Vaughan's World Cup Extra.

He joins the station to preside over an hour of sparky sports debate and give his own unique take on the key sporting questions of the day.

The star is contracted for 22 shows that will run until April.

Johnny will keep his own brand of order over guest panellists drawn from those who write about, broadcast on and participate in sport who will compete for points.

Johnny Vaughan said: "I'm really excited to be doing Fighting Talk on Radio Five Live.

"I've always been a fan of the station and this gives me a chance to preside over an hour of feverish sports debate.

"I can't think of a better way to spend Saturday mornings."

Bob Shennan, Controller of BBC Radio Five Live, said of Johnny Vaughan's new show: "Johnny Vaughan brings something special to Radio Five Live and this show is made for both his talents and interests.

"Johnny is a huge sports fan and a huge talent, and Fighting Talk – which will run through the football season - provides a fantastic lead into our massive year of sport next year with both Euro 2004 and the Olympics at the fore on Five Live."

Notes to Editors

Johnny Vaughan's new radio show Fighting Talk starts on BBC Radio Five Live (909 & 693 AM) at 11.00am to Noon every Saturday from 4 October until April.

The show will run for 22 programmes.

Superstars - back on BBC ONE this year (08.04.03)

All the BBC's digital services are now available on Freeview, the new free-to-view digital terrestrial television service, as well as on satellite and cable.

Freeview offers the BBC's eight television channels, interactive services from BBCi, as well as 11 national BBC radio networks.



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