Tuesday, September 22, 2009

David Tennant to guest-host Absolute Radio show

Doctor Who actor David Tennant is to guest-host the Absolute Radio breakfast show for a week in November in the run-up to his final appearance as the Time Lord.

Tennant, who will step down from his role as the doctor after three specials that will air towards the end of this year, will co-host the show with his friend and regular frontman Christian O'Connell.

O'Connell said on his Twitter page: "All done deal - David Tennant will be co-hosting the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show with me for a week in November! And i mean in from 6-10am!"

Tony Moorey, Absolute's programme manager, added: "It's hard to think of a celebrity more loved by the British public. When you combine that with David's sense of humour and the on-air relationship he's formed with Christian O'Connell in recent interviews, it's clear that these shows will be must-listen makes. Seriously, who wouldn't give Doctor Who a show?"

Tennant's appearance is part of Absolute Radio's new autumn schedule, which will also see Iain Lee take up a new weekday evening show, Frank Skinner on Saturday mornings and Dave Gorman on Sundays.

Absolute Radio, which was previously called Virgin Radio, will also celebrate a year since it was rebranded by closing Regent Street in London for the first time to stage a concert on 27 September with the band Madness.

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