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Saturday 19 Apr 2014

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Shelagh Fogarty to present Radio 5 Live lunchtime show

Radio 5 Live

Shelagh Fogarty will be the new presenter of BBC Radio 5 Live's lunchtime programme from the Spring it was announced today. Shelagh herself broke the news in a rare tweet from @Foggyon5 this morning.

Shelagh who has presented 5 Live Breakfast with Nicky Campbell since January 2004, takes over the weekday 12noon-2pm slot from Gabby Logan on 3 May. The show, a mix of the latest in news sport and politics includes the weekly Prime Minister's Questions from Westminster.

Shelagh Fogarty said of her new role: "I'm in the lucky position of leaving a job I love to start one I'm really excited about. Nicky says he forgives me but I don't believe him! Hopefully he and I can still do programmes together in the future one way or another. I learnt a huge amount just by sitting next to him, and I'll miss him."

Radio 5 Live Controller, Adrian Van Klaveren, said: "Shelagh's done an outstanding job on breakfast for the last seven years, playing a pivotal role in helping the programme to win many awards including SONY Golds. Her on-air relationship with Nicky has been magical and it's not a partnership to be broken up lightly Рbut from next May she will be able to bring her own individual magic to lunchtimes and create a must-listen programme, presented at first from London but then of course from Salford by the end of next year."

A successor to Shelagh Fogarty to co-present 5 Live Breakfast with Nicky Campbell will be announced in the new year.

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