The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio will launch on Monday 21 January and be broadcast without any commercial breaks following a sponsorship deal with Sky, it was announced by Evans yesterday.
The new show will feature the familiar voices listeners know and love, as Chris is joined by the team from his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show, including Vassos Alexander, bringing his passion for all things sport, and travel guru, Rachel Horne.
In partnership with Sky, listeners are promised the ‘same experience as on BBC Radio 2, with competitions, events and the creativity of the team at the forefront of the breakfast show.’
Chris Evans says:
“So much has changed in broadcasting since I was last at Virgin Radio that now, thanks to Sky, we can do the show without ad breaks. I’m even more excited about starting in the New Year!”
Stephen van Rooyen, CEO UK & Ireland, Sky, adds:
“The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio will bring audiences something completely new, bold and fresh – everything we love at Sky. We’re excited to create an innovative radio first with Chris and Virgin Radio, and bring Sky customers even more of the entertainment they love when Virgin Radio launches across Sky from 7 January.”
Additionally, Virgin Radio will officially launch on Sky+ and Sky Q on 7 January 2019.
The new era of Chris Evans starts on Virgin Radio UK on Monday 21 January 2019.