Jarvis Cocker’s BBC 6Music show to finish

The musician has been absent from the airwaves since July, but will return for five more shows before the end of the year

Jarvis Cocker‘s BBC 6Music show will come to an end at the end of December.

The Pulp frontman began hosting the Sunday Service programme in January 2010. He has been absent from the airwaves since July, and regularly took breaks from presenting to work on other projects.

As the BBC reports, he will return to the show for five final programmes, with the last one being broadcast on December 31. His slot will be then be filled by a new show hosted by Amy Lamé, performer and London’s Night Czar.

Announcing the end of his time with the radio station, Cocker said: “It’s not goodbye, it’s just farewell. We wanted to say farewell properly and so we’re going to do a run of five extra-special shows throughout December, starting this Sunday (December 3). Let’s keep warm together.”

Paul Rodgers, head of 6Music, said Cocker’s show was a “real mould-breaker”. “Jarvis will always be an important part of the 6Music family and we are looking forward to him returning to work on new projects with us.”

Meanwhile, last month it was announced that Cocker will narrate a new ABBA exhibition. ABBA: Super Troupers will take place at London’s Southbank Centre, and will run from December 14 to April 29.