Jarvis Cocker 'excited' to have Iggy Pop taking over his radio show

The Stooges frontman will be hosting Cocker's 6 Music show until the end of the year

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Jarvis Cocker has spoken out about Iggy Pop taking over his BBC Radio 6 Music show.

Speaking on 6 Music, the Pulp frontman has said that he is "excited" to have Iggy hosting the Sunday afternoon slot. "I think it's safe to say that I'm very excited to have Iggy Pop looking after my seat here at 6 Music, while I'm away for the rest of the year," commented Cocker.

This Sunday (March 9) Cocker will be selecting highlights from Iggy Pop's career and talking to the Stooges frontman ahead of the start of his new Sunday afternoon residency, which will air from 4-6pm.

Pop will return to the station following his successful stint fronting a show at Christmas. He will take over the Sunday afternoon show while Jarvis Cocker continues his year-long sabbatical from the station. Speaking about his new role as a radio DJ, Iggy Pop previously said: "I had a great experience doing the shows for BBC Radio 6 Music over the holidays. To be honest, commerce, critics, crooks and creeps have conspired over time to knock the stuffing out of my soul as I become ever more removed from the joys of feeling music."

He added: "The act of revisiting my library and memories to share the tunes I have treasured with a radio audience has relit a flame for me. So I was kind of hoping the Beeb would ask me to do some more. So I guess I did alright, because I'm gonna. Watch out for me."

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