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LBC welcomes Carol Vorderman


LBC welcomes Carol Vorderman

Having departed BBC Radio Wales last year following ‘social media breaches’ ‘Vorders’ is back on air…

The former Countdown regular, Carol Vorderman, is joining the station to front a new Sunday programme, starting this weekend.

Carol Vorderman:

“I’m delighted to be joining LBC and the phenomenal stable of powerful voices on the station. More than ever, live radio is an incredibly important platform for news, so I’m looking forward to returning to a medium that I love. And what a year 2024 is going to be for news and politics! On Sunday afternoon, I’ll be using my voice – as you might expect – to cause a commotion.”

Launching series 22 of Countdown: Richard Whiteley and Carol Vorderman

One of the country’s most popular and respected presenters, Carol is joining the UK’s number one commercial news talk brand, whose opinionated line-up spans both left and right, to host her own Sunday afternoon programme from 4pm to 7pm. Packed with opinion and intelligent debate, Carol’s new show will see her tackling the biggest stories and issues that matter to LBC’s audience across the UK.

In recent weeks, Carol has been a guest presenter on LBC, and following a huge response from listeners, she joins the station’s powerhouse of broadcasting talent, which includes Nick Ferrari, who celebrates 20 years hosting LBC’s Nick Ferrari at Breakfast this month, James O’Brien, Shelagh Fogarty, Andrew Marr, Tom Swarbrick, Iain Dale and Matt Frei.

Carol Vorderman:

“I won’t be shy to say things that others won’t and I’ll hold the corrupt to account without fear or favour. And obviously I can’t wait to hear from the listeners – all of it, without apology or embarrassment; their worries, their joys, their ideas. To quote Bob Dylan: ‘the times they are a-changin’ and I can’t wait to get started – bring it on!”

Sacked previously: Carol was ditched from BBC One’s Tomorrow’s World because of signing up to front washing powder adverts

The former BBC Radio Wales presenter was axed from the station for breaching the BBC’s social media guidelines in November last year. In a statement, Carol said she was not prepared to adhere to guidelines issued by the corporation because she did not want to lose her voice on social media. Carol has recently been critical of the Tory government. The BBC recently published new impartiality rules for all presenters to follow after an impartiality row with Gary Lineker, who despite similar run-ins with the Conservatives remains as host of Match of the Day.

Tom Cheal, LBC’s Managing Editor:

“Now more than ever, listeners want candid, intelligent debate where people are free to air their views openly. LBC’s callers provide a unique insight into what people right across the country are thinking and feeling, and I’m delighted Carol will be debating the big issues with them each week. Carol’s straight-talking and incisive opinion make her the perfect fit alongside what is already the UK’s best team of speech broadcasters, and I know she will help ensure LBC continues to lead the way as the home of the UK’s best opinion-led broadcasting.”

LBC is available across the UK on Global Player, DAB digital radio and TV, and in London on 97.3 FM.

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