With the launch of BBC Radio 2’s new Breakfast Show hosted by Zoe Ball, its been confirmed that former BBC Radio 1 newsreader, Tina Daheley has joined the show.
Daheley joins travel news presenter Richie Anderson and sports presenter Mike Williams.
Ball said, “I am thrilled to be joined by such a talented trio in the form of Richie, Tina and Mike. Now this top team are ready for Monday, we can’t wait for people to hear the show!”
Richie Anderson joins the Breakfast Show from BBC WM. He has also been a reporter for The One Show and on the red carpet at various events such as the BBC Music Awards and Sports Personality of the Year.
Anderson added, “It’s an absolute dream come true to be joining The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show and work with Zoe and the rest of the amazingly talented team. In the practice shows we’ve done we’ve really bounced off each other and had such a laugh and I can’t wait for the rest of the country to join our little gang! I know my tummy will be doing cartwheels on the morning of the first show, I just can’t wait to get started now.”
Journalist and presenter Daheley is well known for working alongside Nick Grimshaw on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show and as a regular presenter for Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s flagship news programme ‘Newsbeat’. Daheley has also deputised on ‘BBC Breakfast’ and ‘Victoria Derbyshire’ and has co-presented ‘Crimewatch’ alongside Jeremy Vine. She appeared for the first time on the BBC News at Six and the BBC News at Ten last year. Also in 2018, Daheley launched ‘Beyond Today’ for BBC Sounds – spinning off from the iconic Radio 4 news and current affairs programme – in which she and her co-host Matthew Price ask one big question of one big story every weekday.
Tina says “After ten years and three consecutive breakfast shows on Radio 1/1Xtra I swore I’d never do it again. But being asked to take over from my news idol and broadcasting legend Moira Stuart on the biggest Breakfast Show in the UK with the first female host in its history, it was an offer I couldn’t turn down! I can’t wait to start working with Zoe.”
Helen Thomas, Head of Content Commissioning, Radio 2, says, “It’s wonderful that Tina Daheley will be bringing her news presenting expertise to The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, joining Mike, Richie, Carol and of course Zoe to launch what I know will be an incredible show next week.”