Nish Kumar to host Newsjack | Radio 4 Extra show returns © Idil Sukan

Nish Kumar to host Newsjack

Radio 4 Extra show returns

Nish Kumar is to host of the new series of Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack, the BBC has announced.

And the cast for the 12th season will include Cariad Lloyd, Mike Wozniak, Chris Kendall and Lolly Adefope, among others.

The show is notable for its open-door policy to writing, meaning anyone can send in sketches and one-liners.

Kumar said: ‘I’m really excited to be hosting Newsjack. I'm a huge fan of encouraging new writers and also of myself, so in many ways this is a match made in heaven.’

Caroline Raphael, commissioning editor for Radio 4 Extra, said: ‘This is a very important show for Radio 4 Extra, supporting rising comedy talent both behind and in front of the microphone.’

The 12th series of the topical comedy starts on Thursday February 26 at 10.30pm, and will comprise six episodes.

Precious presenters of Newsjack have been Justin Edwards, Miles Jupp and Romesh Ranganathan and cast members have included Morgana Robinson, Pippa Evans, Andi Osho and Margaret Cabourn-Smith.

Published: 6 Feb 2015

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