Dotun Adebayo is to present across the week on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Dotun, who currently fronts the overnight programme at weekends, will present in the same slot throughout the week, from 1am – 5am, Mondays through to Fridays, from April 6th. He replaces Rhod Sharp, who has been with the station since its launch in 1994 but announced he was standing down last year.

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Adebayo will continue to present his Sunday evening discussion programme on BBC Radio London.

Dotun said: “Wow, what an honour it is to be given the privilege of hosting this amazing station five nights a week. It will be worth staying up for…I promise.”

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Heidi Dawson, Controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, said: “Dotun is well known to our listeners who love his warmth, humour and intelligence.

“He is an outstanding broadcaster with a passion for late night radio and just how important radio is to listeners at that time of night. There is no one better to succeed Rhod Sharp.”

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