Friday, 2 March 2012

Sonia Deol replacement announced


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BBC Radio Leicester presenter Rupal Rajani is to replace Sonia Deol on the BBC Asian Network, reports say. Rajani, who current presents Leicester’s afternoon show, was formerly part of the Asian Network team but will return to the digital station full time from Monday 26th March. “I’m very excited to be returning to the BBC Asian Network and re-connecting with the audience. It’s a great station and a great opportunity for me. I hope I can do the listeners justice and make entertaining programmes with the team” Rajani says. Husain Husaini, Head of Programmes, BBC Asian Network adds: “I’m delighted that Rupal has agreed to host the morning show. She has proved on BBC Radio Leicester that she is an engaging, versatile and humorous broadcaster and we know she’ll be a real hit with the Asian Network audience.”” Born in Uganda, Rupal has lived in Leicester since the age of two. Her BBC career started 24 years ago and in addition to Radio Leicester, she has worked across a variety of other radio and TV projects. Sonia Deol is departing the digital network to get married and pursue an exciting new life in Vancouver, Canada. Her last day will be Friday 2 March 2012. From Monday 5-Friday 16 March, evenings presenter Gagan Grewal will present the mid-morning slot, with Ray Khan presenting the show from Monday 19 - Friday 23 March. - UKAsian Staff






Sonia Deol replacement announced

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