Former BBC 6 Music DJ George Lamb joins Talksport

The broadcaster will host a three-hour show from 9pm every Saturday and Sunday

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George Lamb is joining Talksport to present a new weekend evening radio show from Sunday 12 June.

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The programme, billed as a mix of sport and celebrity gossip, will air every Saturday and Sunday night for three hours from 9pm.

The 31-year-old DJ will be joined by his former BBC 6 Music co-host Marc Hughes.

Lamb said: “Marc and I are super-hyped about our new show. We both love talking, we love sport and, a la Charlie Sheen, we love ‘winning’ so, as you can imagine, we’re thrilled to be joining the most exciting thing happening in radio at the moment. Everyone’s talking about Talksport and it’s great to be part of that buzz.”

Moz Dee, Talksport’s programme director, said: “George is a real talent, he has a passion for radio and I think he’ll be a terrific fit for us. I’ve seen the line-up of guests that are planned and it’s very exciting.”

Named station of the year at last month’s Sony Radio Academy Awards, Talksport is no stranger to high-profile signings. In February they snapped up Andy Gray and Richard Keys a short time after they were sacked by Sky Sports.

Lamb began his radio career on BBC 6 Music in October 2007 and, despite criticism from some sections of the audience for his “laddish” approach to broadcasting, he remained on the network until May 2010 – picking up the Sony rising star gong along the way.

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Son of actor Larry Lamb, George also enjoys a television career, and has in the past appeared on a number of reality formats, as well as presenting the Big Brother spin-off show BBLB from 2008 to 2010 on Channel 4 and E4.