Russell Brand announces his first live radio show in eight years

The controversial comedian is joining Radio X.

Russell Brand
Russell Brand

Russell Brand has announced he is returning to radio with a new weekly show on Radio X.

The comedian will host a live show every Sunday morning from 11am to 1pm, beginning this coming Sunday (April 2). It will be his first live radio show in eight years.

He said in a statement: “I’m going to be on Radio X – the show will be about joy, unity and togetherness. Sorry for any offence in advance.”

The station’s managing editor, Mark Deverson, added: “Radio X is home to big personalities and we’re incredibly excited to be welcoming Russell back for his live radio return. He’s a huge talent and his Sunday morning show is going to become a must-listen for fans of his irreverent humour. He’s part of the Radio X family and we can’t wait to have him back on air.”

Brand previously hosted shows for Xfm – Radio X’s predecessor – as well as for BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 2. His stint on the latter ended with the infamous ‘Sachsgate’ incident in which he and Jonathan Ross made a series of inappropriate phone calls to Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs.

Brand has since hosted a pre-recorded football-related show on Talksport.

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