New weekend shows for Sara Cox on ITV

Sara Cox is to present a new show on Saturday and Sunday mornings for ITV.

Sara’s fellow BBC Radio 2 presenter, Zoe Ball also hosted a weekend show on ITV but left when she took over the Radio 2 breakfast show following Chris Evans’ departure to Virgin Radio.

The Sara Cox Show will be a weekly fix of entertainment, live music and culture, with celebrity guests discussing the best in books, theatre, films, television, podcasts and all things to do, see and experience.

Sara said: “I can’t wait to keep people company on a weekend morning as they mooch about in their jamas, making crumpets and sorting the kids out. Whether its people feeling delicate after a big night out or parents getting ready for an activity filled weekend, I’ll bring them funny, relaxed chat with their favourite stars and no doubt there’ll be some daft capers along the way.

“It’s a dream come true to host a show like this and I hope to brighten up people’s weekends with our great guests and some excellent live music.”

ITV Heads of Daytime Jane Beacon and Clare Ely said: “We’re delighted Sara Cox is joining ITV’s line-up of must-watch weekend morning television. She’s a fantastic broadcaster and we are thrilled to have her.”

In a tweet, Sara, who recently took over the drivetime show on BBC Radio 2, expressed her delight by saying: “What a Year! How many dream jobs can a woman get?”

The Sara Cox Show is due to start on ITV later this year.

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