Belfast Telegraph

TV host Williams moves to Radio 4

BBC Breakfast presenter Sian Williams is moving to Radio 4 after she leaves the early morning show later this month.

Sian, who will present her last BBC Breakfast on March 15, is one of more than half the team behind the show who decided to leave their jobs rather than move to Salford when the show transfers production to the north.

She will co-present Radio 4's Saturday Live magazine show from May 5 with pop star-turned-priest the Reverend Richard Coles, who was a member of Bronski Beat and The Communards before studying for the priesthood.

Sian, who will continue to read the news on BBC1 and cover the Olympics for BBC Breakfast, began her career with the corporation on local radio before working as a producer on Radio 4.

She said: "I'm thrilled to be coming home to Radio 4. I spent many happy years as a producer here and have enjoyed presenting programmes on the network too. The opportunity to host Saturday Live with Reverend Richard Coles is too good to miss. It's a warm and witty way to start the weekend and I can't wait to be a part of the new team."

Coles said: "Many a morning I have spent watching Sian on BBC1, so I am greatly looking forward to sitting across the table from the real version on Saturday mornings for Radio 4. Emerging rumours of a tempestuous affair I will neither confirm nor deny."


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