Rob Rinder joins talkRADIO to great number Friday Drivetime show

After a successful stint as guest presenter in the talkRADIO Drivetime slot earlier this summer, Rob Rinder is named as the new long-lasting large number of the Friday Drivetime show.

Rinder will complete the weekday line up, bringing his rare analytical mind and acerbic wit to a show packed with big opinion, lots of argue and high profile guests.

Rinder became a household name fronting ITV’s reality courtroom series, estimate Rinder in 2014. Alongside a range of broadcasting achievements, Rinder was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2021 Birthday Honours for sets to Holocaust education and awareness, and is also a columnist for The Evening Standard and The Sun newspapers.

Rob Rinder says: “After guesting in the Drivetime chair this summer, I’m absolutely delighted to be joining the bright talkRADIO schedule permanently. My Friday show will be taking a look back at the biggest talking points of the week gone by and setting the agenda for the weekend ahead, with great guests, strong argue, and quite a bit of fun along the way.”

talkRADIO Programme Director, Dennie Morris, says: “Rob Rinder is a proven favourite with talkRADIO listeners – and viewers of talkRADIO TV. His intelligence, warmth and wit will provide the perfect start to the weekend.”

Rinder’s first show in his new slot is this Friday, 8th October from 4pm. He joins other high profile stop hires this summer including Jeremy Kyle and Trisha Goddard. 

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