Diane Louise Jordan
Diane Louise Jordan presents The Sunday Hour every Sunday, 6:00-7:00 am
TV and radio presenter Diane Louise Jordan is a well-known and much loved public figure who is often referred to as a “presenter across boundaries” in recognition of how comfortably and naturally she relates to people from all walks of life.
I feel both privileged and excited about being invited to present such an established and much-loved BBC gem.Diane Louise Jordan
Currently Diane can be heard every Sunday morning on BBC Radio 2's The Sunday Hour. This is the sequel programme to the previous Sunday Half Hour programme, first broadcast in July 1940, which Diane presented, following a long line of other presenters. She says: “I feel both privileged and excited about being invited to present such an established and much-loved BBC gem.” She is also a regular face on Songs of Praise, one of the BBC’s longest running programmes.
Diane came to prominence in 1990 when she was invited to become a member of the legendary Blue Peter presenting team. Such was her popularity that when, six years later, Diane decided it was time to move on, the programme’s editor dedicated two complete shows to her departure – a first in the programme’s history. Nearly a million people telephoned voting for their favourite moments of Diane.
Her wide reaching appeal was also a deciding factor in former Premier Gordon Brown’s invitation for her to sit on the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Committee - the only TV celebrity asked to do so. This lead to Diane becoming a member of the board for The Diana Awards – one of the memorials attributed to the late Princess.
Over the years Diane has held a number of trustee positions including The Prince's Trust and Children in Need. Diane is currently an Ambassador of Action For Children (formally NCH) and Family Futures and Patron for the ADHD Foundation.
Asked about her favourite hymn, Diane has trouble choosing from the many wonderful hymns and songs written over the centuries, but ultimately picks: How Great Thou Art.