Saturday, September 9, 2023

Jeff Stelling joins talkSPORT as part of new line-up that includes Danny Rose, Martin O’Neill and unlikely double act

Legendary Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling is set to become talkSPORT’s new Breakfast Show host. Starting in December, Stelling will co-host the show every Monday and Tuesday from 6am to 10am alongside former Scotland and Rangers striker Ally McCoist, who recently won Pundit of the Year at the Sports Journalism Awards.

Stelling, who is hugely popular for his work on Soccer Saturday, will be taking over from Laura Woods as the talkSPORT Breakfast host. Until Stelling’s arrival, McCoist will continue to work with Natalie Sawyer and Andy Townsend on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, Alan Brazil will join McCoist, and on Fridays, former Arsenal ‘Invincible’ Ray Parlour will join the team.

In addition to Stelling and McCoist, talkSPORT has also made other exciting signings. Former Leicester and Celtic Manager Martin O’Neill will make regular appearances on the award-winning White and Jordan show, as well as join the live football team. Other new signings include former Tottenham and England defender Danny Rose, ex-England striker Lianne Sanderson, Leeds legend Lucy Ward, and sports broadcaster Scott Minto.

Reshmin Chowdhury will continue to host the marquee 12:30pm Premier League game, starting with Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Hugh Woozencroft will become talkSPORT’s EFL presenter, hosting Friday and Monday EFL games, as well as presenting the EFL All Access show on talkSPORT 2 every Monday. Woozencroft will also present Premier League games on Friday nights and co-host the Thursday night Kick Off show with Lianne Sanderson. Faye Carruthers will take over as the host of talkSPORT’s Premier League exclusive 3pm match every Saturday on talkSPORT 2, starting with Bournemouth against West Ham. Alex Crook will become talkSPORT’s Chief Football Correspondent.

The talkSPORT network will also introduce two new Sunday shows. Sunday Edition, hosted by Shaun Custis, Head of Sport at The Sun, and Henry Winter, Chief Football Writer for The Times, will take a look at the week’s top stories in sport with special guests. Final Word with Maj and Pards, a phone-in show hosted by DJ and Spurs fan Majestic and former Crystal Palace and Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, will give listeners the chance to have their say on the weekend’s action.

Shebahn Aherne will continue to contribute to the Breakfast Show and will also host the early show from 5am. Ade Oladipo and Rory Jennings will host Thank Football It’s Friday on those Fridays without live action.

Darren Lewis, renowned sports journalist, will join the Monday night team of Adrian Durham, Danny Kelly, and former Liverpool and England midfielder Danny Murphy. They will kick off the season with exclusive commentary of Manchester United vs Wolves on Monday 13 August.

Overall, talkSPORT is bringing in a fantastic roster of talent, including both new faces and fan favorites. The new shows will provide a fresh sound and feel, bringing fans closer to the action with in-depth discussions on Sunday Edition and giving them a chance to voice their opinions on Final Word. This season on talkSPORT is not to be missed.

Listeners can tune in to talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 through the free online streaming service at, DAB digital radio, the talkSPORT app, or by asking their smart speaker to play talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2. talkSPORT is also widely available across the UK on 1089 or 1053 AM.
In a move that was hotly anticipated by sports fans across the United Kingdom, talkSPORT have announced the addition of Sky Sports stalwart Jeff Stelling to its roster, joining a buoyant new line-up that includes England international Danny Rose, former Northern Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and an unlikely double act featuring former Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur stars Micah Richards and Jamie O’Hara.

Famous for his lively commentating and witty one-liners on shows such as Soccer Saturday, Jeff Stelling will now bring his passion and enthusiasm for sports to talkSPORT’s ever-growing radio audience.

Danny Rose represents a different and welcome addition to the team, the 29-year-old giving a unique insight into the world of Premier League football, having featured for both Tottenham Hotspur and England. He will join Martin O’Neill, who will lend his managerial expertise to the talkSPORT team.

Finally, an unlikely double act featuring former Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur stars Micah Richards and Jamie O’Hara will surprise some listeners. Both Richards and O’Hara will bring valuable experience from different sides of the game – one from a managerial role and one from a playing perspective.

Jeff Stelling̕s arrival and the joining of Martin O’Neill, Danny Rose, Micah Richards and Jamie O’Hara should signal a new era of exciting chat and opinion for sports fans everywhere. With such an array of exciting talent, talkSPORT is set to excite and entertain listeners, giving an insight into the beautiful game than ever before.

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