Jeff Stelling joins talkSPORT as part of new line-up that includes Danny Rose, Martin O’Neill and unlikely double act

Legendary Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling will be talkSPORT’s new Breakfast Show host.

From December, the telly veteran will present every Monday and Tuesday (6am to 10am) alongside former Scotland and Rangers striker Ally McCoist, who won Pundit of the Year at the recent Sports Journalism Awards.

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Hugely popular Stelling will replace Laura Woods as talkSPORT Breakfast hostCredit: Getty
The Soccer Saturday legend will be in the hot seat on Monday and Tuesday alongside Ally McCoist

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The Soccer Saturday legend will be in the hot seat on Monday and Tuesday alongside Ally McCoistCredit: Sky Sports

Until the arrival of Stelling, though, Ally will work alongside Natalie Sawyer and Andy Townsend. On Wednesdays, it’s Alan Brazil and Ally before Alan is joined by former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor on Thursdays and Arsenal ‘Invincible’ Ray Parlour every Friday. 

Former Leicester and Celtic Manager Martin O’Neill lines up for talkSPORT with regular appearances on the award winning White and Jordan, weekdays 10am-1pm. Martin will also guest as part of talkSPORT’s live football team, alongside new signings, who include former Tottenham and England defender Danny Rose, ex-England striker, Lianne Sanderson, Leeds legend Lucy Ward and sports broadcaster Scott Minto, who played for Chelsea, West Ham and Benfica in his playing career. 

Reshmin Chowdhury continues to host our marquee 12:30pm Premier League game kicking off with Arsenal v Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Hugh Woozencroft, meanwhile, becomes talkSPORT’s EFL presenter, hosting Friday and Monday EFL games as well as presenting the EFL All Access show every Monday on talkSPORT 2.

Hugh will also present Premier League games on Friday nights on talkSPORT and continue his Thursday night Kick Off show alongside Lianne Sanderson. Meanwhile, England correspondent and Women’s Football Show presenter, Faye Carruthers takes over as host of talkSPORT’s Premier League exclusive 3pm match every Saturday on talkSPORT 2 beginning with Bournemouth against West Ham, while Alex Crook becomes talkSPORT’s Chief Football Correspondent.

Weekend’s just got bigger on the talkSPORT network with two new Sunday shows: Sunday Edition with Head of Sport at The Sun, Shaun Custis, and Chief Football Writer for The Times, Henry Winter. Every Sunday from 9am-11am, the pair will take a look at the week’s top stories in sport in the company of agenda setting guests.

And Final Word with Maj and Pards phone in show will be your first chance anywhere on radio to have your say on the weekend’s action at 6.30pm-9pm every Sunday, hosted by an unlikely double act in DJ and Spurs fan Majestic and former Crystal Palace and Newcastle manager Alan Pardew. They’ll be taking calls on all the latest from the Premier League.

Reshmin Chowdhury will continue fronting the flagship Premier League game to kick off the weekend for talkSPORT listeners

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Reshmin Chowdhury will continue fronting the flagship Premier League game to kick off the weekend for talkSPORT listenersCredit: @talkSPORT
Shebahn Aherne, right, will continue contributing to the Breakfast Show on talkSPORT and will host the early show from 5am

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Shebahn Aherne, right, will continue contributing to the Breakfast Show on talkSPORT and will host the early show from 5am
Former Tottenham defender Rose, who played with Harry Kane for many years, is one of the many new faces on the station

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Former Tottenham defender Rose, who played with Harry Kane for many years, is one of the many new faces on the stationCredit: AFP

The Premier League begins on talkSPORT on Friday 11 August as champions Manchester City travel to Burnley, however, on those Fridays without live action it’s Ade Oladipo and Rory Jennings  who will look ahead to the weekend’s games on Thank Football It’s Friday 7pm-10pm.

Other changes see renowned sports journalist, Darren Lewis, join the Monday night team of Adrian Durham, Danny Kelly and former Liverpool and England midfielder Danny Murphy. They kick off the season with exclusive commentary of Manchester United v Wolves on Monday 13 August.

Presenter and reporter Shebahn Aherne takes over the Early Breakfast show, every morning 5am-6am, and will contribute to talkSPORT Breakfast. 

Jeff Stelling said: “I’m so pleased to be joining the team at talkSPORT. As a long time listener to the show it’s a dream of mine to sit in the legendary chair and wake people up every Monday and Tuesday. I might not be looking forward to the 4:30 alarm call, but I am looking forward to getting stuck in with great guests, chat and fun every morning alongside the legendary Ally McCoist.”

Head of talkSPORT, Liam Fisher said: “I’m blown away by the fantastic roster of talent that we’re bringing to the airwaves. Listeners can expect a fresh sound and feel from some brilliant new faces, as well as hearing from fan favourites from across the talkSPORT network. Our new shows will bring fans closer to the action with deep dives into the week of sport on Sunday Edition. We’re also keen for fans to have their say with our new Sunday phone-in show, Final Word. This season on talkSPORT is not to be missed.”

You can tune in to talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 via our free online streaming service at talkSPORT.com, DAB digital radio, download the talkSPORT app, or ask your smart speaker to play talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2. talkSPORT is also widely available across the UK on 1089 or 1053 AM. 

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