Channel 5 has announced Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine will become the new presenter of Channel 5’s daily current affairs programme from September.
The announcement follows news that The Wright Stuff, with Matthew Wright, will be ending after 18 years on air. Vine’s new programme, from ITN Productions, will fill that space, tackling news, issues and stories from across the country over 120 minutes every morning. A new programmename is to be announced in due course.
Vine joins a number of presenters who have joined the channel from other broadcasters over the past few years, including 5News presenter Sian Williams, historian Bettany Hughes, Bafta winner Jane McDonald, Michael Palin, and Michael Portillo.
Vine is currently the host of the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, the most-listened to current affairs and music show in the UK. He also hosts Eggheads on the BBC, and has been part of the BBC’s election team since 2006.
“Matthew Wright has built a brilliant show that’s a big part of the British TV landscape,” Vine said. “I’m delighted to be carrying on all the conversations he has started, with all the guests he’s made me feel I know over the years. Radio 2 has a beautiful editorial overlap with the serious but accessible agenda of this show. I am proud to be Channel 5’s choice to front it.”