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Michaela Coel and Cynthia Erivo to headline BBC virtual Creative Diversity Xperience

The online event will bring together some of the best talent in TV and the creative industries from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

Faron McKenzie, Head of CDX, said: “I’m proud that our team of creators looked like and shared a similar lived experience to our audience.

“It is important for the BBC to champion Diversity and Inclusion and not be afraid to lean into these subject matters.”

Ear Candy: Love Island The Morning After

Kem Cetinay and Arielle Free

Close the curtains, turn up the heating and settle on the sofa. Love Island is back with its first-ever winter edition, along with a new location and a new host.

If you haven’t got your fix from the daily episode, the Love Island: The Morning After podcast returns for a third series as the much-needed pick-me-up after the drama of the night before.

Fran Unsworth: Facing the challenges for BBC News head on

Fran Unsworth (Credit: BBC)

When I ask the BBC’s director of news, Fran Unsworth, if the first year in her new role has lived up to her expectations, she gives a hollow laugh.

“I always knew it was going to be a challenging job, let’s put it like that,” she admits. “But quite how challenging it turned out to be – pretty quickly into it – I possibly hadn’t anticipated.

Presenter Chris Stark shares his secrets to success

When he was offered two days a week on the Scott Mills Show in 2012, he did everything in his power to get noticed. “I would turn up at 8.30 and stay all day and help wherever I could, no one asked me to leave!” 

He has since gone on to become a household name on Radio 1 and has carved out an exciting career with fresh and interesting content for the station. “Try and find a way of being yourself which inherently will make you different,” he explains.