CUMBRIAN born Helen Skelton is set to present a new-look Sunday morning programme on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Starting August 14, and going out every Sunday between 10am and 12pm, Helen’s new show will combine news and sport, acting as a gateway into 5 Live’s sport-filled Sundays.

Helen will host in-depth discussions on the biggest news stories of the week, while also giving a platform to some of the week’s heroes, sharing some positive news stories.

With an eye on sport, Helen will regularly chat to some sporting heroes, as well as other sports stars in the news that week. 

Helen said: “I am really grateful to be joining the 5 Live family on a regular basis. I’ve worked with the station for years, and I’m looking forward to celebrating and showcasing some of the stories and events the top 5 Live team cover.

"I’m truly excited to get started!”

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Heidi Dawson, controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, says: “It already feels as though Helen is part of the 5 Live team and I’m so pleased that she will now have her own regular programme on Sundays.

"She brings such a breadth of journalism and sport experience, plus a wonderful warmth and connection with our listeners.

"The new programme will make the perfect Sunday morning listen as we build up to a day of live sport.”

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