Sun Journalist Dan Wootton to Host UK Radio Show

Executive editor and columnist at The Sun, New Zealander Dan Wootton, 36, will take over from Eamonn Holmes on the UK’s TalkRadio’s drivetime radio show in late February, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Wootton, who currently hosts a weekly show on the station, will continue his roles at The Sun.

The announcement comes weeks after Wootton broke the story that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were planning to move to Canada and step down as senior royals,.

Wootton said: “I’m so excited to take on an expanded role at News UK, and build on the excitement and energy I’ve enjoyed so much on my weekly show on TalkRadio.

“Eamonn is broadcasting royalty, and I’ve learned so much from him. It’s an absolute privilege to be able to carry on the conversation at Drivetime, building on Eamonn’s amazing success.

“My show will have the breaking news of the day and the biggest newsmakers, combined with feisty political debate and A-list guests.”

Lower Hutt-born Wootton was a regular contributor and panellist on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, which ran until 2018, and has won three British Press Awards for his journalism.

He started his career as a journalist writing an entertainment column for Wellington-based newspaper The Dominion Post.

Original article by Belfast Telegraph, January 28, 2020.

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