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The Sun’s Dan Wootton lands Drive Time slot on talkRADIO

The Sun's award-winning executive editor Dan Wootton will take over from Eamonn Holmes to host talkRADIO's Drive Time show.

Dan will be the shows host from Monday to Thursday and will start in late February.

He will continue to write his weekly opinion column and break major exclusives – such as the news of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s move to Canada - at The Sun.

Dan said: “I’m so excited to take on an expanded role at News UK, and build on the excitement and energy I’ve enjoyed so much on my weekly show on talkRADIO.

"Eamonn is broadcasting royalty, and I’ve learned so much from him.

"It’s an absolute privilege to be able to carry on the conversation at Drive Time, building on Eamonn’s amazing success.

“My show will have the breaking news of the day and the biggest newsmakers, combined with feisty political debate and A-list guests.

"Of course I will continue my role at The Sun too, with my weekly opinion column running on Fridays.”

Dan joined The Sun in 2013 before becoming Editor of the paper's showbiz Column Bizarre and then Executive Editor in March 2018.

He has won three British Press Awards for his journalism.

Wireless CEO Scott Taunton said: “Dan is a world-class journalist, and has broken some of the biggest exclusives of recent years.

"I’m absolutely thrilled that he has committed to expanding his contribution to talkRADIO, bringing his insider take on the day’s news and the best guests from his bulging contacts book, as the station continues to drive record growth.”

He added: “Eamonn Holmes is a broadcasting legend. He’s been with us at talkRADIO since it launched and has played a huge part in the growth of the station.

"While I appreciate his schedule is a busy one, I’m delighted that he will remain part of the family.”

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