XFM signs Elis James and John Robins | Sunday show starts this weekend

XFM signs Elis James and John Robins

Sunday show starts this weekend

Comics Elis James and John Robins are to present a new radio show on XFM.

The pair will be taking over the Sunday morning show on the station starting this weekend. The slot that has previously been presented by the likes of Ricky Gervais and Adam and Joe.

XFM’s managing editor Chris Baughen said: ‘Elis and John will entertain our listeners, like many of the comedy greats who have gone before them.’

In a statement the duo added: ‘We're delighted to be taking over the Sunday morning slot on a station that’s championed British comedy over the years. If we can re-create just one per cent of some of our all-time classic chats then hopefully minds will be blown across the UK. Game on!’

James and Robins presented a one-off show for the station last month, as part of a series of six featuring comedians as guest presenters. Others who took part in that were Seann Walsh, James Acaster, David Trent, Suzi Ruffell, Chris Martin, Tom Rosenthal and Ivo Graham.

Josh Widdicombe is also a presenter on the station,on Saturday mornings.

Their show will run for three hours from 10am. The station is available in London on 104.9 FM, in Manchester on 97.7 FM, and on DAB and online.

Published: 13 Feb 2014

What do you think?

Live comedy picks

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.