- 14 Jul 18
The Irish star will do a six week stint on Radio 5 Live – and it could be the start of a beautiful relationship with the Beeb’s audience
Laura Whitmore has been snapped up by the BBC for a new show on BBC Radio 5 Live.
The first show in a series of six, featuring the Irish broadcaster, TV star and actor, can be heard on Sunday July 22, kicking off at 11am. The show will cover the news, views, music and entertainment that have grabbed Laura’s attention during the preceding week.
"She will catch up with a range of guests – from musicians to journalists, and from comedians to cultural and social influencers," the BBC said.
There will also be a regular Sunday Roast slot, in which she interviews an iconic figure.
Laura, who is one of Ireland’s most successful young media exports, is understandably delighted to be joining the BBC 5 Live family.
"It's going to be a lot of fun and full of debate and discussion over a wide range of topics," she promised. "I can't wait to get stuck in!”
Meanwhile, her acting career has also taken a hugely positive turn, with a role in the new RTÉ comedy drama, Finding Joy. The six-parter follows a singleton by the name of Joy, who has to deal with a difficult break-up. Laura will star opposite Amy Huberman, who is the writer as well as the star of the shows.
Laura recently helped Hot Press to celebrate its 40th anniversary in London, when she conducted a public interview with Hot Press editor Niall Stokes, at a special Covered In Glory event, which took place in the Irish Embassy, in London, at the invitation of the Irish ambassador, Adrian O'Neill. Dublin hero Damien Dempsey also performed on the night.