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Vanessa Feltz joins LBC to host weekend show as part of schedule changes

Following her departure from Talk Radio/TalkTV, Vanessa Feltz is joining LBC to host a new Saturday afternoon programme.

Vanessa’s new show begins this Saturday, 4 May, airing from 3pm to 6pm, offering opinion, analysis and a deep dive on what matters to the British public.

Speaking about the new show, Vanessa said: “After a long and passionate courtship, I’ve finally succumbed to the allure of LBC. Actually I was powerless to resist. Global’s dynamism is mesmerising and it is THE high octane station from which to broadcast, in this riveting election year. I can’t wait to join the Global family and get cracking. Brace yourself for May 4th – May the fourth be with you!”

Other schedule changes will see former Conservative Party parliamentary candidate and commentator, Ali Miraj presenting two weekend shows following a stint of guest hosting on the station.

Iain Dale’s programme will be extended to five days a week, with Iain presenting an extra show on Friday evenings.

Earlier in the week, LBC announced a brand-new Sunday morning politics show for The News Agents co-host Lewis Goodall as the station gears up for a huge year in British politics as the country heads towards a general election.

After speculation as to why Sangita Myska has been absent recently, it’s been confirmed that she is leaving at the end of her contract, after nearly two years with the station.

Tom Cheal, LBC’s Senior Managing Editor said: “Vanessa is a leading light in broadcasting who is outspoken, incisive and understands what matters to LBC listeners.

“We’re delighted to have her on board. Ali Miraj has made a huge positive impact on the LBC audience so we’re very pleased he’ll be with us twice over the weekend.

“As we gear up for an election year, Iain Dale, the man with his finger firmly on the pulse of Westminster, has another show to follow the fast moving world of politics.

“Iain will also front our local election coverage. He is a superb broadcaster and key part of LBC’s political powerhouse capabilities, alongside Andrew Marr and Lewis Goodall’s new flagship Sunday morning politics show.

“We’d like to thank Sangita for her fantastic contribution to LBC and we wish her every success in the future.”

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