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Adrian Chiles is now Thursday and Friday mid-morning host on BBC Radio 5 Live

Adrian Chiles started this morning as the new permanent host of BBC Radio 5 Live’s weekday mid-morning show every Thursday and Friday from 10am to 1pm.

Adrian joined 5 Live at its launch in 1994 and takes over from Emma Barnett who has moved to Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Naga Munchetty presents mid-mornings Monday to Wednesday.

In the past Adrian has presented many programmes on the station from Wake Up to Money, to football and 5 Live Drive. He currently presents Chiles on Friday and Question Time Extra Time on Thursday evenings, which will be replaced in the schedule with a new programme hosted by Colin Murray who already presents late nights on 5 Live Monday to Wednesday.

Commenting on the move, Controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, Heidi Dawson said: “Adrian is a wonderful broadcaster who our audience trust and respect. He has that unique ability to put listeners at ease and make them smile, whilst remaining relentless in his questioning of those in positions of power.”

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