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Friday 16th November 2018

Rylan Clark-Neal lands new job on BBC Radio 2

He said he's "honoured" and "so excited"

Rylan Clark-Neal will be replacing Zoe Ball on her Radio 2 Saturday afternoon show.

TV presenter Zoe was recently announced as the new presenter of Radio 2’s Breakfast Show, taking over from Chris Evans.

Former Big Brother's Bit on the Side presenter Rylan said he was "thrilled" to be taking over the 3pm until 6pm slot from January 2019.

Rylan has revealed he's joined BBC Radio 2 (Credit: Splashnews.com)

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He said in a statement: "I'm so excited and honoured to be joining the BBC Radio 2 family.

"After stepping in for the amazing Zoe Ball over the summer, working with her fantastic team, I'm thrilled that I'll be working with them again to fill listeners' Saturday afternoons with fun, great music and a lot of laughter."

Wishing his predecessor all the best, he added: "I wish Zoe every success as the station's new Breakfast Show host and I'm sure she's going to be as brilliant as she always has been.

"I can't wait to get started and look forward to being in the studio from the New Year."

I'm so excited and honoured to be joining the BBC Radio 2 family.

Lewis Carnie, Head of Radio 2, commented: "I'm delighted that Rylan can join Radio 2 and we will give him a warm welcome in his new presenting role. Our listeners can expect a wonderful mix of fun and Rylan's inimitable style on Saturday afternoons."

A number of changes have been made to the presenting team at Radio 2, following the departure of broadcasting legend, Chris.

Rylan is taking over Zoe's job as she's the new presenter of Radio 2’s Breakfast Show (Credit: FameFlynet)

Sara Cox was recently announced to replace Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley on the BBC Radio 2 Drivetime slot.

Whilst Jo is also set to get her own show between 7pm and 9pm starting in January.

Rylan could have more free time on his hands after hosting his final edition of Big Brother's Bit on the Side on Monday night following Channel 5's decision to axe Big Brother and the spin-off.

Rylan said he's "excited" and "honoured" to land a radio show (Credit: ITV)

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He is set to host Step Back In Time, a six-part BBC Sounds series launching on November 16, which will see him take celebrity friends on trips through time to pop culture highlights of the last 40 years.

It's also rumoured that he will front Supermarket Sweep, which was hosted by the late Dale Winton to from 1993 to 2001.

During an appearance on The One Show this week, Rylan said he is still unsure whether the classic game show is being rebooted but confirmed talks have taken place.

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