Rick Edwards is joining Rachel Burden to host the new look BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast Show, which launches in November.
This follows Nicky Campbell’s move to a later slot after presenting Breakfast for almost 20 years.
Rick, who has been with the station since 2019, and currently guest presents several shows, says: “When it comes to 5 Live, I’m a long-time listener, first-time breakfast-show-presenter. I’ve always loved the station’s heady mix of news, sport and free-wheeling conversation.
“I realise I have some big boots to fill – I checked, and Nicky Campbell’s an eye-watering UK12! – but I’m very excited about popping them on and sitting alongside the brilliant Rachel every morning.”
He started out on the stand-up circuit after graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and has since gone on to present popular television shows such as BBC1’s daytime quiz show !mpossible, River Hunters and BBC Three’s Free Speech.
Rachel who has presented the weekday breakfast show since 2011, says: “It’s a joy and a privilege to be starting a new chapter on 5 Live Breakfast with Rick. He has a love of sport and curiosity about the world which our 5 Live family will love. Plus, he knows a lot about octopuses, which will surely come in handy at some point.”
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⏰Rick Edwards will take over from Nicky Campbell as the new 5 Live Breakfast presenter alongside Rachel Burden from November.
— BBC Radio 5 Live (@bbc5live) September 1, 2021