Rylan Clark-Neal to replace Zoe Ball on Radio 2's Saturday show

Rylan Clark-Neal has a new radio gig. (PA Images)
Rylan Clark-Neal has a new radio gig. (PA Images)

Big Brother may have come to an end, but all is not lost for Rylan Clark-Neal, as the enigmatic presenter has landed a top radio gig.

The 2012 X Factor contestant and 2013 Celebrity Big Brother winner will take over from Zoe Ball on her Saturday radio afternoon slot on Radio 2.

This comes weeks after it was announced that Ball will replace Chris Evans Radio 2 weekday breakfast slot, who has moved to Virgin Radio.

Clark-Neal has already stood in for Ball on her radio slot over the summer, and proved popular with listeners.

Lewis Carnie, head of Radio 2, said: “I’m delighted that Rylan can join Radio 2 and we will give him a warm welcome in his new presenting role. Our listeners can expect a wonderful mix of fun and Rylan’s inimitable style on Saturday afternoons.”

“I’m so excited and honoured to be joining the BBC Radio 2 family. After stepping in for the amazing Zoe Ball over the summer, working with her fantastic team, I’m thrilled that I’ll be working with them again to fill listeners’ Saturday afternoons with fun, great music and a lot of laughter.

“I wish Zoe every success as the station’s new Breakfast Show host and I’m sure she’s going to be as brilliant as she always has been. I can’t wait to get started and look forward to being in the studio from the New Year,” Clark said.

He also shared the news on his official Twitter account.

He will begin the role in January and the show will air on Saturdays 3pm-6pm.

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