Michael Ball has been announced as taking over the Radio Two Sunday slot previously held by the late Terry Wogan. Wogan, who sadly passed away in January, had presented ‘Weekend Wogan’ since 2010, but had taken a break from the show in November 2015 due to ill health.

Michael BallMichael Ball will take over Terry Wogan's Radio 2 slot.

Speaking to the BBC, Ball said: "I feel so honoured to have been asked to return to Sunday mornings on BBC Radio 2. I learned so much from my great friend and mentor Sir Terry Wogan. He was simply the best.”

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Ball currently hosts a Radio Two show on Sunday evenings from 19:00 to 21:00 and will begin broadcasting his new show on April 10th. Richard Madeley, who is currently filling in Wogan’s slot, will present the show for 10 weeks each year when Ball is away.

"Terry was such a huge part of our audience's lives for so long that finding another presenter to fill that particular slot was always going to be difficult," Lewis Carnie, Radio 2's head of programmes, said.

"Michael is already familiar to our audience and I'm delighted that he will take over the Sunday morning slot.” Ball is best known for his roles in musicals on London’s West End and on Broadway, where he has starred in productions including Hairspray and Sweeney Todd.

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The BBC also announced that Claudia Winkleman will leave her Arts Show to front a new Sunday night show, ‘Sunday Night with Claudia Winkleman’, which will replace Ball’s show. Winkleman said she was "completely over the moon" when told she’d be moving to Sunday night’s adding: "We'll play great music and will try to help the listeners get ready for the week.”