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Sonny Jay to replace Marvin Humes on Capital Late Show

Sonny Jay is to host the Capital Late Show from the New Year.

He joined Capital in 2017 and became a member of the Capital Breakfast team in 2018. During this morning’s Breakfast Show, Sonny revealed that he’ll be taking over Mondays – Thursdays from 10pm – 1am on the station.

Sonny says: “I’m unbelievably excited to be the new host of the iconic Capital Late Show. I love Capital and our incredible family of listeners, and so to be given the opportunity to step up and host my own weeknight show is a really special moment for me.

“I’ve had the best time on Capital Breakfast and getting to work with my best pals every day has been an honour. I can’t say I’ll miss the 4am alarm clock though, time for a lie-in!”

Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp congratulated Sonny on his new show, saying: “I am so proud of you Sonny. Not only have you been a huge part of this team, you’re one of my best mates and sharing a studio with you every morning has been an absolute blast.

“On behalf of everyone at Capital Breakfast and everyone who listens to the show, I want to say thank you for putting a smile on our faces every single morning. You’re going to absolutely smash it mate, and I can’t wait to tune in.”

Marvin Humes, who joined Capital in 2013 has hosted the Late Show since 2016, has a new opportunity lined up within Global for 2023. He said: “What a ride it’s been on Capital! It’s been one of the most amazing privileges of my life, but after ten years, it’s time for a new chapter in 2023 at Global.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be handing over the reins of The Capital Late Show to my mate Sonny Jay. He’s the nicest guy, an absolute legend and a hugely talented broadcaster. Congrats Sonny, you’ve got this!”

Brent Tobin, Managing Editor of Capital, said: “As Capital heads into 2023, we’re excited to be rolling out a brand-new Late Show with Sonny Jay at the helm.

“I’d like to thank Marv for an absolutely epic ten years on Capital. He has been a huge part of the station and its success, and we’re so grateful to him for being a brilliant member of the team. We’re delighted he’s not going far and look forward to hearing from him again very soon.”

Capital’s new schedule launches on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

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