Adrian Chiles confirmed in Emma Barnett 5 Live slot

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image captionAdrian Chiles first joined 5 Live for its launch in 1994

Adrian Chiles has been confirmed as the broadcaster who will replace Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 5 Live on Thursday mornings.

Naga Munchetty now presents the same show from Monday to Wednesday.

Chiles has previously presented the same time slot on Fridays, along with the BBC's The One Show and Match of the Day 2, as well as ITV's Daybreak show.

"Adrian is a wonderful broadcaster who our audience trust and respect," said 5 Live controller Heidi Dawson.

Question Time Extra replaced

"He has that unique ability to put listeners at ease and make them smile, whilst remaining relentless in his questioning of those in positions of power."

Chiles, who will present the show on Thursdays and Fridays, joined the station at its launch in 1994 and has featured regularly on shows like Wake Up To Money, and 5 Live Drive.

Following his move to mid-morning, Chiles' Question Time Extra Time show will be replaced by a new programme, hosted by Colin Murray.

Barnett, who has moved to BBC Radio 4 to host Woman's Hour, defended herself this week after a guest who was booked to appear on the BBC Radio 4 programme dropped out due to remarks the presenter made about her off-air.

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