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Magic recruits Olly Murs and Caroline Flack to Christmas presenting schedule

Magic Radio has announced its festive programming schedule with former Xtra Factor presenting team Olly Murs and Caroline Flack joining the schedule.

The Christmas schedule officially launched over the weekend and sees Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp fill in for Rick Astley over the next two Sundays between 1pm-3pm with copies of the band’s new album ‘III’ up for grabs along with tickets to their shows at The O2 next year.

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack will take to the airwaves on Christmas morning from 10am-12pm with the pair returning on Wednesday 31 December from 6pm-8pm to kick off New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Magic content director, Liam Thompson, commented: “We’re packing Christmas full of music and festive cheer alongside a refreshed schedule, top presenter names and brand new appointments to listen as we set ourselves to go national in the New Year.”

Magic’s ‘Behind the Music’ slot on Sunday’s between 6pm-8pm will feature special interviews throughout December with Boyzone discussing new album ‘Dublin to Detroit’ and Idris Elba giving the low down on his album ‘mi Mandela’.

Magic will go national on DAB as of 5 January.