Russell Brand is to return to radio with a weekly evening show on XFM.
The hour-long show will air on Sunday evenings at 9pm, beginning this Sunday (March 15), the station has announced. It will feature “selected content” from Brand’s twice-weekly podcasts for audioBoom, which launched last month (February).
The podcasts reunite Brand with his regular radio presenting team of comedian Matt Morgan and self-styled “poet laureate” Mr Gee. Each episode is 45 minutes long and features a blend of topical content, general humour and the “world views” of Brand and his co-presenters, with music guests along the way.
XFM’s managing editor Chris Baughen said of Brand’s new Sunday evening show: “Having Russell return to XFM is great news and something we’ve wanted to do for a very long time. For me, radio is where he does his best work and along with many XFM and Russell Brand fans, I can’t wait to hear what he’s got in store!”
Brand began his radio career on XFM in 2002 with a Sunday afternoon show co-presented by Morgan. He later went on to host shows for BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 2. He last appeared on XFM for a special one-off charity broadcast in March 2013, when he was joined by Noel Gallagher and Noel Fielding.