BBC Look North presenter Keeley Donovan will host regional current affairs programme Inside Out in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire when it returns in September.

Donovan, who was born in Cleethorpes, has been a familiar face to viewers across the region since joining the BBC as one of the region’s main weather and news presenters in 2005.

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Since then she has reported for Inside Out and presented daytime programme Break-In Britain. Last year she launched national BBC One programme Countryfile Diaries withJohn Craven.

Donovan, who will continue to present on Look North and Countryfile Diaries alongside her Inside Out commitments, takes over from Paul Hudson, who returns to his main job as Look North’s weather presenter.

Nicola Addyman, Editor of BBC Inside Out Yorkshire & Lincolnshire, said: “We are all delighted that Keeley will be the new face of the programme. She has been part of the Inside Out family for a number of years, reporting on many diverse subjects – from investigations into abuse of prisoners through to efforts to protect the red squirrel. She is an accomplished and versatile presenter.”

Donovan added: “I am completely thrilled to be the new presenter of Inside Out. It brings with it such variety – visiting places and people across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and telling their stories. I can’t wait to get started.”

Inside Out Yorkshire & Lincolnshire returns to BBC One on Monday 4 September.