Michael Ball to take over Steve Wright’s BBC Radio 2 show Sunday Love Songs after his death

Michael Ball to take over Steve Wright’s BBC Radio 2 show Sunday Love Songs after his death
Michael Ball to take over Steve Wright’s BBC Radio 2 show Sunday Love Songs after his death

Michael Ball will be the new presenter of Sunday Love Songs on BBC Radio 2, following the death of Steve Wright.

Ball, who currently presents on Sundays from 11am-1pm, will host Love Songs with Michael Ball from 9am-11am from June.

The singer and West End star said: “Steve made Love Songs ‘appointment-to-listen’ radio. I’m beyond excited and more than a little nervous to be tasked with the chance to continue with his extraordinary legacy.

He added: “Beautiful, moving, relaxing and uplifting music to lift the soul on a Sunday morning, coupled with the stories, suggestions, requests and precious memories from you, the listener, will ensure that this won’t be just MY show, but OUR show.

“I hope you will join us as we continue to share the love.”

Paddy McGuinness, the Top Gear presenter, will host a new Sunday show from 11am-1pm when Ball moves to the earlier time.

Wright was praised as a “truly wonderful broadcaster” following his death aged 69 in February. Nicki Chapman has been filling in the Love Songs slot.

The late DJ was one of the BBC’s longest-serving presenters, hosting shows on Radio 1 and Radio 2 for more than four decades.

In a statement announcing the death of their “beloved Steve”, his family spoke of “the millions of devoted radio listeners who had the good fortune and great pleasure of allowing Steve into their daily lives as one of the UK’s most enduring and popular radio personalities ”.

 
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