The Big Breakfast confirms new presenters for return to Channel 4

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Photo credit: Getty Images

Channel 4 has confirmed that AJ Odudu will host the station's revival of The Big Breakfast, alongside the previously announced Mo Gilligan.

The iconic morning show is being revived by Channel 4 in September for a two-hour special, as part of its Black to Front Day, which will see C4's entire programming schedule fronted by Black talent.

Odudu had a stint presenting Big Brother's Bit on the Side alongside Emma Willis and Rylan Clark in 2013.

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Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

In a statement, Odudu said: "I absolutely can't wait to get stuck into The Big Breakfast. It is such an iconic show to be part of and I am buzzing it is finally coming back!

"I'm so looking forward to working with Mo and I can't wait to wake up the nation!"

The presenter added: "I'm thrilled to be part of Channel 4's Black to Front – which quite rightly gives a platform to deserving Black British TV talent across our industry, both on and off-screen. It's going to be really special."

Previously, Gilligan shared his excitement, saying: "Like so many of us, I loved The Big Breakfast and I am so grateful to be asked to host this special event, particularly as part of such a hugely thrilling and history making day for British television!"

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Channel 4 announced its plans for Black to Front day last August.

Speaking about the day's programming, Kelly Webb-Lamb, Channel 4's Deputy Director of Programmes, said: "From the voices that introduce the shows to the people appearing on screen, across social and All 4, the entire day will be fronted by Black talent and will tell the stories of Black British communities in a demonstration of Black excellence.

"Behind the camera Channel 4 is working together with our production partners to shape ambitious and meaningful off-screen commitments, making sure that Black to Front lives on beyond one day, accelerating careers and bringing about significant change that will leave a lasting legacy across the UK TV industry."

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