TV and radio presenter Michael Underwood is joining Virgin Radio Groove to host the station’s 10am-2pm weekend slot.
Last month the presenter – who is also a teacher – fronted Virgin Radio’s 500 Words: Black Lives Matter children’s writing competition with his wife, TV presenter Angellica Bell.
Michael and Angellica hosted a stream of famous names reading out the shortlisters and winners, including David Tennant, Jim Broadbent, Shobna Gulati, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong and Nicole Kidman.
Speaking about his new appointment, Michael said: “The Virgin Radio family is the home of the best music on the radio and it’s a real treat to host Weekends on Virgin Radio Groove. If you want to get your groove on with all the best feel-good music, come and join us!”
Michael began his career at BBC Radio Northampton before moving on to present a range of hit children’s TV series on CBBC and CITV. His other work has included working as a reporter on The One Show, as guest Entertainment Editor on Good Morning Britain and as reporter for This Morning, as hosting the ITV series Let Me Entertain You.
Virgin Radio Groove is a digital-only channel that launched in January and you can hear Michael Underwood from this Saturday, 15 August at 10am.