Weekend TV is about to get a whole lot better as BBC radio veteran Sara Cox has just been given her very own show on ITV. The presenter, who rose to fame in the nineties and has enjoyed a broadcasting career spanning across 20 years, will be hosting the new, very appropriately named programme, The Sara Cox Show.
Airing on ITV every Saturday and Sunday, it has been described as ‘a weekly fix of entertainment, live music and culture.’
Announcing the news via Twitter, Cox – who recently released a book and replaced Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley’s Drivetime spot on Radio 2 back in January – described her new gig as a ‘dream job’, tweeting: ‘What a year! How many dream jobs can one woman get? Radio2, the book, tv matchmaker & time traveller and now this 👇🏽 All I need now is crisp taster & cowgirl and my life’s complete… can’t wait to bring fun & music to your weekends 💪🏽’
The show will air later this year but no official release date has been confirmed as of yet. From the sounds of what’s been released so far though, it’s set to be a new favourite weekend watch.
What a year! How many dream jobs can one woman get? Radio2, the book, tv matchmaker & time traveller and now this 👇🏽 All I need now is crisp taster & cowgirl and my life’s complete… can’t wait to bring fun & music to your weekends 💪🏽 https://t.co/qdv92w4MQ5
— sara cox (@sarajcox) March 5, 2019
Fans of the 44-year-old Bolton-born star will know that she has a plethora of celebrity mates, meaning we can expect to see a whole host of familiar faces joining Sara to chat about everything from books, films, podcasts and events each week.
‘I can’t wait to keep people company on a weekend morning as they mooch about in their pyjamas, making crumpets,’ she said of the new show. ‘Whether it’s people feeling delicate after a big night out or parents getting ready for an activity filled weekend, I’ll bring them funny, relaxed chat with their favourite stars and no doubt there’ll be some daft capers along the way.
‘It’s a dream come true to host a show like this and I hope to brighten up people’s weekends with our great guests and some excellent live music.’