Radio 2 confirms Vanessa Feltz hire

By | Published on Wednesday 24 November 2010

As expected, Vanessa Feltz has been recruited as the new host of Radio 2’s early breakfast show, replacing Sarah Kennedy who announced she was leaving the station after seventeen years back in September.

Feltz will continue to host her mid-morning show on BBC London when she takes over Radio 2’s early breakfast in January, which will make her a rather busy lady. She’s also due to be the main fill in on Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 show when he’s off, which would make doing the BBC London show tricky, though not 100% impossible.

Confirming her appointment, Feltz told reporters yesterday: “I’m overjoyed to be joining the UK’s most listened to network, as I’m a huge fan of Radio 2 – home of many of the country’s most beloved presenters”. Noting her new show precedes the Chris Evans breakfast show, she added: “I’m utterly thrilled to be handing over to Chris Evans every morning – it’s my idea of the perfect start to the day”.