Dan Wootton will today launch his new Drive Time show on talkRADIO with a personal reflection on his relationship with Caroline Flack following the presenter’s tragic death.
Over the weekend the Sun’s Executive Editor said he was "truly heartbroken" by the news that the Love Island presenter had taken her own life.
He also said that a "vulnerable" Ms Flack was "hung out to dry" by ITV following her arrest for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend.
Dan will be joined in the studio by her friends Nicola Mclean and Clemmie Moodie just after 4pm.
Also in the show, hewill hear from Lawrence Fox about so-called “cancel culture” and will discuss the major issues of the day including Storm Dennis and the BBC licence fee.
It was announced last month that Dan would be taking over Eamonn Holmes' Monday to Thursday slot from 4pm-7pm.
He has promised a programme full of "breaking news of the day and the biggest newsmakers, combined with feisty political debate and A-list guests”.
Dan said he was excited to expand his role and "build on the excitement and energy" of his previous weekly talkRADIO show.
“I’ve been in awe of how Julia Hartley-Brewer and Mike Graham on talkRADIO – the country’s fastest growing station – have been able to make such a change to the national debate by fighting the status quo and refusing to accept the nonsensical arguments made by the London liberal media elite,” he said.
Wireless CEO Scott Taunton said: “Dan is a world-class journalist, and has broken some of the biggest exclusives of recent years.
"I’m absolutely thrilled that he has committed to expanding his contribution to talkRADIO, bringing his insider take on the day’s news and the best guests from his bulging contacts book, as the station continues to drive record growth.”
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