Vanessa Feltz to host Radio 2 Early Breakfast Show

The BBC has announced that Vanessa Feltz is to host the Radio 2 Early Breakfast Show from January.

Vanessa will replace Sarah Kennedy on 17th January 2011, and be the deputy presenter for The Jeremy Vine Show, which is broadcast at midday. “I’m overjoyed to be joining the UK’s most listened to network as I’m a huge fan of Radio 2 – home of many of the country’s most beloved presenters. I’m utterly thrilled to be handing over to Chris Evans every morning – it’s my idea of the perfect start to the day.” – Vanessa Feltz on her new job.

Vanessa has been a familiar voice on radio over the past decade. She currently presents a mid morning programme on BBC London 94.9, in which she won the Speech Radio Personality of the Year award at the prestigious Sony Radio Academy Awards. In the 90s, Vanessa was a staple of daytime TV, with her own chat show. She recently took part in Ultimate Big Brother, which signalled the end of the reality TV series.