Steve Berry will present the Real XS breakfast show from January. He takes over from Mike Sweeney who is moving to BBC Manchester.

“I saw a bright light in the sky and it drew me back to Manchester.  I couldn’t be happier to return to the city, the music and the listeners I love,” said Berry.

It’s 3 years since Berry last presented the show from Salford Quays and he takes up the helm on Monday 6th January.

“Sweeney’s boots were always going to be hard to fill but Steve was always a big hit with the Real XS family – it’ll be fantastic to have him back,” added Real XS programme controller Mark Matthews.

Steve Berry joins 106.1 Real XS on Monday 6th January.