Sara Cox will replace Rylan Clark-Neal to present the BBC's semi-final coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest.
The piece called Laverne's time at the helm of Desert Island Discs as one of 'the worst appointments Radio 4 has made'.
Yahoo Celeb sat down for a chat with the Bolton born lass and got onto the topic of Strictly Come Dancing, as you do, and the possible return of ex-judge Arlene Phillips. Strictly was accused of ageism when it made the controversial move to drop Arlene, 73, seven years ago but rumours have swirled that she’ll replace Len Goodman on the panel and Sara is all for it. Sara points out that her own career is thriving in her forties.
The prospect of hit ‘90s show The Crystal Maze returning to our TV sets has been sending many people of a certain age all teary eyed with nostalgia. Stars hooking up with new presenter Stephen Merchant include ex-England and Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand and ex-Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan. Also appearing on the show will be Radio 2 presenter Sara Cox, comedian Josh Widdicombe and Paralympics hero Jonnie Peacock.