Trisha Goddard confirmed to replace Jeremy Vine on Jeremy Vine Show
Trisha Goddard is set to front the Jeremy Vine Show for two weeks from Monday while Jeremy takes a well-deserved break.
The television presenter, who is best known for her morning talk show Trisha, which ran from 1998 until 2010, will host alongside Storm Huntley.
Together, the pair will deliver a mix of engaging topical debate and human interest, whilst giving viewers an opportunity to share their opinions on the issues of the day.
‘It’s going to be fun stepping into Jeremy’s shoes and hosting a daily daytime show again,’ Trisha enthused.
‘Having worked in this industry for 35 years I’m really looking forward to getting back into the studio, and working with the team, the panellists and the amazing audience who are the heart and soul of the show.’
Ian Jones, the show’s Editor, added: ‘Welcoming Trisha back to daytime TV will be a real treat for viewers. Together with Storm they are the perfect combination to take over the reins while Jeremy is away.
‘She will bring just the right mix of expertise, energy and enthusiasm to the show, and we’re all looking forward to working with her over the next two weeks.’
The Jeremy Vine Show was the subject of major backlash last week after asking whether it’s okay to deport Jamaican nationals who came to the UK as children.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that a number of people were expected to be sent to Jamaica by the Home Office after committing crimes on UK soil, despite them growing up here.
Keen to hear what Jeremy Vine viewers made of the news, the programme’s official Twitter account asked: ‘Is it right to deport Jamaican nationals who came to the UK as children? A scheduled flight will leave the UK today returning dozens of people with criminal convictions.
‘But many of those on board have lived most of their lives in the UK. So is it right they get deported?
The post was immediately met with anger, with many branding the post ‘offensive’ and ‘shameful’.
Jeremy Vine airs weekdays from 9.15am on Channel 5.
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