Emma Barnett to take over mid-morning slot in Radio 5 live schedule switch

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by David Prior

Emma Barnett's mid-morning show on BBC Radio 5 live is to expand to four days a week.

The 32-year-old, who received considerable attention - and some abuse - after "skewering" Jeremy Corbyn on Radio 4 during the election campaign - will front The Emma Barnett Show on Monday to Thursday, from 10am till 1pm.

A 5 live spokesperson said her new show would feature more of Barnett's "no holds barred" interviewing style.

Adrian Chiles, who currently presents 5 live Daily in the slot on Mondays and Tuesdays, will move to Fridays for a new Chiles on Friday show and will replace Stephen Nolan as a presenter of Question Time Extra Time on Thursday night.

Nolan will be continuing with his show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, and there are also plans for a podcast involving the Northern Irishman.

The new schedule will start on Monday January 8th.

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