BBC Radio Merseyside breakfast presenter says 'I've loved every minute' as he hosts final show

BBC Radio Merseyside on Hanover Street
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The presenter of the BBC Radio Merseyside breakfast show said he's "loved every minute" after hosting his final edition.

Phil Munns replaced Paul Salt, who hosted the show for two years, as one of the show's new presenters in September 2023. However, just nine months later, Phil had his final showing this morning.

Phil has moved from the breakfast show to take over the weekend's sports programme. During his final show this morning, he praised his replacement - Kevin Duala - along with the rest of breakfast show team.

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He said: "I've thoroughly enjoyed it, I've loved every single minute, I will miss it dearly. But I love sport and I'm going to be really happy there, it's going to be brilliant."

When the news of the shake-up was announced, Kevin, who is known as a reporter on The One Show, said: "It’s official! Dreams do come true.

"I’m beyond thrilled to be presenting the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Merseyside. What an honour to wake up the best city in the world. This is our show, not my show – and I want you to be a massive part of it. I’m genuinely counting down the days… I can’t wait to get behind that microphone and say “good morning, Merseyside” for the very first time!"

Radio Merseyside's executive editor, Ben Anderson said: "Kev is born and raised in Toxteth and loves the people and places who make Merseyside what it is.

"He’s Merseyside through and through, and we’re working hard on a show that has our brilliant Radio Merseyside listeners firmly front and centre. With Giulia Bould launching Total Sport at Breakfast and with Paul Salt continuing to build the Total Sport Merseyside brand across the week, and now with the addition of Phil Munns bringing all of the weekend sport action, our audience are getting the very best from their favourite Merseyside voices.”

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