The team at talkSPORT have been busy keeping sports fans smiling during the coronavirus crisis and in the midst of it all, the Breakfast Show is getting bigger…
The award-winning sports station is delighted to announce that dynamic presenter Laura Woods will take the chair from Monday to Wednesday, joined by other familiar talkSPORT voices including Ally McCoist, with the legendary broadcaster Alan Brazil and friends taking listeners into the weekend on Thursday and Friday.
Woods will present a brand new Breakfast show from 6am-10am Monday to Wednesday before former Manchester United, Tottenham and Ipswich striker Brazil pulls on his boots at the end of the working week.
They will be joined by superstar guests from sport and entertainment, and the show will include breaking news and new features to continue to draw in new audiences.
talkSPORT Breakfast will continue to feature station favourites including Ray Parlour, Jamie O’Hara, Steve Harmison, Darren Bent, Jake Wood and Big Sam Allardyce, the former England manager. As part of a new two year contract with talkSPORT, Alan will also be increasingly involved in live shows and events for the station as he closes in on his twenty year anniversary.
Laura Woods said: “The talkSPORT breakfast show has been in the custody of the legendary Alan Brazil for nearly 20 years and I’m proud to take over his mantle, waking up sports fans at the start of the week. I’ve had great fun filling in for big Al and being part of the talkSPORT family. Now on Monday to Wednesday, listeners can expect more big guests, sports chat and classic talkSPORT fun at breakfast.”
Alan Brazil said: "After 20 years of early-morning starts, Monday to Friday, this is me entering into semi-retirement. I'll only be assaulting the airwaves on Thursdays and Fridays. But I'll still be hurting your eardrums in the build-up to the weekend football action - whenever it restarts - and around even more when the big events come along. I can rest easy knowing that the excellent Laura Woods will do a great job warming them up for me at the start of the week."
Head of talkSPORT Lee Clayton said: “During these unprecedented times listeners are turning to talkSPORT in even greater numbers to put a smile on their face.
“Laura is a brilliant talent, with a forensic knowledge of sport and a big following. This is a historic moment; I am thrilled she is taking on this role and can’t wait to listen to the show. The new breakfast team is a sure fire recipe for success with sports fans. talkSPORT Breakfast just got bigger!
“Alan Brazil is a broadcasting legend and is closing in on an unprecedented 20 years at the heart of the biggest sports breakfast show. We are delighted that he will continue to anchor Thursdays and Fridays and expand his role across the station.”
The talkSPORT network has over three million listeners and is the official broadcaster of the Premier League, the FA Cup, England football internationals and the EFL Cup. The network was named Sports Network of the Year at the Sports Journalism Awards last month.
The talkSPORT Breakfast show with Laura Woods kicks off on Monday March 29.