POLITICIANS are more than used to voicing their views on the airwaves across the country.
But Mexborough MP Ed Miliband will take it one step further later this month — when he goes behind the mic and stands in for Jeremy Vine and presents his BBC Radio Two show for a week.
Mr Miliband, who was re-elected as Doncaster North MP last week, will guest-present the lunchtime show from Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23.
He will be on air from noon until 2pm each day and former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan Smith will present the show the following week.
Lewis Carnie, head of Radio Two, said: “I am delighted that Ed Miliband and Iain Duncan Smith will be presenting the Jeremy Vine Show. Both have held crucial roles in political life and will bring unique perspectives and insight to the programme, in the heart of the daytime schedule.”
Phil Jones, editor of the Jeremy Vine Show, said: “Political coverage is the bedrock of the programme and this is a sign of how important politics is to Radio Two — especially at such a key time in the nation’s history.
“Each day we will cover the big stories that affect our listeners and continue to inform, educate and entertain the audience.”