The Wright Stuff to be renamed Jeremy Vine

The presenter will replace Matthew Wright on the Channel 5 show.

The Wright Stuff is to be renamed Jeremy Vine when the new host takes over.

Vine will join the Channel 5 show in place of Matthew Wright, who left earlier this year.

Wright, 52, presented his last instalment of the show in June after announcing in May that he would be stepping down after 18 years at the helm.

Vine will be seen on screen for the first time in September, with an exact date still to be announced.

Appearing on the show via video-link while away on holiday in Devon, Vine said: “I can’t wait. It’s going to be absolutely amazing, all the stuff that Matthew made the show great with, unpacking the news, talking about it, discussing it, living it, people that make the news rather than comment on it, it’s a fantastic show.”

Revealing the new name of the show, he said: “We had about 39 different ideas, a lot of them involving the word ‘grapevine’ and stuff like that and the name they have chosen … Jeremy Vine.”

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