Brexiteer Rees-Mogg given his own show on the wireless

Jacob Rees-Mogg is to present his own LBC Radio programme. Photograph: Matt Crossick/LBC.

Jacob Rees-Mogg is to present his own LBC Radio programme. Photograph: Matt Crossick/LBC. - Credit: Archant

Arch Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg is to follow in the footsteps of former UKIP Nigel Farage by gaining his own radio show.

The Conservative MP and chair of the European Research Group will hit the airwaves every Friday evening on LBC Radio - the same slot that Farage presents Monday to Thursday.

The honorable member for the 18th century will begin the job on Friday 18th January and will appear on the station every Friday at 6pm.

Rees-Mogg had previously appeared on the breakfast show taking calls with presenter Nick Ferrari.

James Rea, the station's managing editor, said: 'With the country in a state of political confusion, Jacob Rees-Mogg joins the LBC line-up during an extraordinary period. An outspoken voice on Brexit, he will bring his inside knowledge and vast experience in politics to Friday evenings on LBC, with our 2.1 million weekly listeners across the UK, as always, in the driving seat of the conversation.'

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Rees-Mogg said: 'To present a weekly show on LBC at such a crucial time for our nation is an unmissable opportunity for me. Through the phone-ins with Nick Ferrari and the programmes I have already presented, I have thoroughly enjoyed conversing directly with LBC's listeners. Their honesty, insight and wisdom have challenged and inspired me. While I will be behind the microphone, they will take centre stage. With Brexit at the top of the agenda and opinions running high, I look forward to finding out what the public really thinks over the next couple of months and to continuing the national debate on LBC.'

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