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Patrick Kielty replaces Scott Mills and Chris Stark on BBC Radio 5 Live

Comedian and TV presenter Patrick Kielty is taking over the Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 5 Live, replacing Scott Mills and Chris Stark.

As Scott moves to Radio 2 and Chris to Capital, Patrick will begin his new Saturday 9-11am show from 3 September.

Patrick will be joined by guests from the world of entertainment and sport. He’ll also chat with the 5 Live listeners, welcoming them onto the show for some ‘Saturday morning fun’.

This will be his first regular radio show at the BBC, having previously covered Saturday mornings on BBC Radio 2 in 2014, and in August 2020, he co-presented 5 Live Breakfast with Rachel Burden, sitting in for Nicky Campbell.

He is an award winning stand-up comedian and broadcaster and has recently been on a sell-out UK and Ireland stand-up tour.

Speaking about joining 5 Live, Patrick says: “Saturday mornings on 5 Live have always been a big part of my weekend and I can’t wait to now be part of it from the other side of the mic.

“I’m really looking forward to having some craic with the 5 Live listeners and our great guests. I can’t thank 5 Live enough for this opportunity and I’ve promised them I won’t disappoint – until my first show.”

Heidi Dawson, Controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, adds: “Paddy is a special broadcaster with warmth, wit and honesty. Whether performing stand-up, presenting a hard-hitting documentary or sharing stories on the radio, he has that unique ability to make you laugh and make you think.

“We’re really excited that Paddy will be helping kick-start Saturday mornings for us and we know he’ll be great company for the 5 Live audience as they start their weekend.”

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