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Danny Baker returns to 606 on Radio 5 Live


Danny Baker is to return to 606, the iconic football phone-in on BBC Radio 5 Live, for the European Championship.

 

Danny Baker, the original host of the show in the Nineties, will take calls on 606 from Sunday 8 June following Austria's game against Croatia.

 

Fans can give their views on the tournament to Danny and watch the debate on interactive digital tv via the red button in special editions of Euro 2008 606.

 

Danny Baker will host six editions of 606 en route to the final in Vienna on Sunday 29 June.

 

He said: "I don't think anyone has been fired three times from the BBC – not even Kenny Everett – so returning to 606 represents an enormous opportunity for me.

 

"Of course the problem is that latest figures suggest only 1,400 people in the UK have even a passing interest in this tournament but I really believe that, come the latter stages, Radio 5 Live can double that tally.

 

"Leastways, I've never been to Iceland before and am very much relishing getting to grips with the altitude and native songs as the competition unfolds.

 

"I'm particularly flattered the BBC have seen fit to let me host the big show after the final. That's the one I'm saving it all up for."

 

Radio 5 Live Controller Adrian Van Klaveren said: "It's fantastic to have Danny back on 606 where he made such an impact previously.

 

"This show will be a large part of our Euro 2008 coverage and complement our live commentary."

 

Radio 5 Live will feature every game of the Euro 2008 tournament live on either 5 Live or its sister digital station BBC 5 Live Sports Extra.

 

There will be expert commentary and analysis from guests including Steve McClaren, Graham Taylor, Chris Waddle, Stan Collymore, Pat Nevin and Jan Molby.

 

There will also be four Euro editions of Fighting Talk during June chaired by Colin Murray.

 

Notes to Editors

 

You can listen to 606 on 5 Live via DAB digital radio, digital television, 909 & 693 AM and online at bbc.co.uk/5live. You can watch via the red button.

 

AB

 

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Category: 5 Live
Date: 19.05.2008
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