Former GMTV presenter Andrew Castle is to take over the vacant LBC weekend breakfast show position following the departure of James Max.
“I am honoured to be joining LBC 97.3. For 40 years, it has been a forum for lively debate and an exchange of views. I look forward to continuing that tradition,” said Castle. “At the start of the day people want news, entertainment and well-informed guests – and that’s what we will give them. I love broadcasting and I feel privileged to be joining a station with some of the finest presenters in the UK.”
Former British Number One tennis player Castle spent 10 years with GMTV and held the role of lead commentator for the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage. He recently covered the drivetime show on the London-based station whilst regular host Iain Dale covered the breakfast show.
Director of broadcasting at parent company Global, Richard Park, commented: “Andrew is a first-class broadcaster and presenter and this, together with his natural rapport with our listeners, makes him a welcome addition to our weekend line-up in the station’s 40th birthday year.”