Channel 5 announces new name for The Wright Stuff

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Channel 5's current affairs show The Wright Stuff, which is set to have a new host in Jeremy Vine, has been renamed... wait for it... Jeremy Vine.

Matthew Wright confirmed that he'd be stepping down from the show, having fronted it for 18 years, with BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine confirmed as a replacement host not long after.

Wright hosted his last show back in June, and guest hosts have been helming the show over the summer before Jeremy Vine begins in September, but Vine recently appeared on the programme via video call, declaring his excitement to be taking over at the helm.

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"I can't wait," he said. "It's going to be absolutely amazing, all the stuff that Matthew made the show great with, unpacking the news, talking about it, discussing it, living it, people that make the news rather than comment on it, it's a fantastic show."

He also revealed how they came up with the inventive new name for the show, adding: "We had about 39 different ideas, a lot of them involving the word 'grapevine' and stuff like that and the name they have chosen … Jeremy Vine."

Vine was confirmed as the new presenter of The Wright Stuff/Jeremy Vine back in June, and he stated that he was "proud to be Channel 5's choice for it".

It was later announced that Vine would be leaving the BBC audience feedback show Points of View, but he'll continue to host his radio programme The Jeremy Vine Show.

The Wright Show airs live between 9.15am and 11.15am each weekday.

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