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Dignan becomes new host of BBC Radio Manchester’s breakfast show


Michelle Dignan has been announced as the next presenter of BBC Radio Manchester’s breakfast show, taking over from Becky Want next month.

Wythenshawe-born Dignan has, for the past 10 years, worked as a travel presenter on Radio 5 Live, and previously presented on Key 103 – now Hits Radio.

Want, who has been presenting the breakfast show for the past 18 months, returns to her afternoon slot, while Phil Trow moves to late-night, presenting between 10pm and 1am.

Dignan will host the 6am – 10am from Monday to Thursday, while Anna Jameson becomes the Friday and Saturday breakfast presenter, with Simone Riley hosting from 10am – 2pm on Friday and Saturday daytimes.

Talking about her move, Dignan said: “I’m unbelievably excited to be presenting BBC Radio Manchester’s breakfast show.

“And I can’t wait to be reunited with newsreader extraordinaire Paul ‘Locko’ Lockitt. I’m not quite the care-free 21-year-old girl about town I was when I last worked with him at Key 103 – I now come with a husband, 2 kids and a dog – but I’m sure we’ll still have fun!”

Kate Squire, BBC Radio Manchester Editor, added: “I’m absolutely delighted Michelle Dignan is going to be presenting our breakfast show. She’s a brilliant broadcaster and being born and brought up in Wythenshawe she knows what makes Greater Manchester tick. I just know our listeners are going to love her.”

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