Dotun Adebayo to present across the week on BBC Radio 5 Live

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Dotun Adebayo is to present across the week on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Dotun, who currently fronts the overnight programme at weekends, will present in the same slot throughout the week, from 1am - 5am, Mondays through to Fridays, from April 6th.

He replaces Rhod Sharp, who has been with the station since its launch in 1994 but announced he was standing down last year.

Adebayo will continue to present his Sunday evening discussion programme on BBC Radio London.

Dotun said: “Wow, what an honour it is to be given the privilege of hosting this amazing station five nights a week. It will be worth staying up for…I promise.”

Heidi Dawson, Controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, said: “Dotun is well known to our listeners who love his warmth, humour and intelligence.

"He is an outstanding broadcaster with a passion for late night radio and just how important radio is to listeners at that time of night. There is no one better to succeed Rhod Sharp.”