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Sean Coyle returns to host new BBC show weeks after axe

Sean Coyle at BBC Radio Foyle in Derry. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin

Broadcaster Sean Coyle is to return to the BBC airwaves today.

The 72-year-old will present a new daily programme on Radio Foyle at 3pm - just weeks after his popular morning radio show was dropped.

The cancellation caused anger amongst the broadcaster's fans and prompted a string of complaints, including from SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and Sinn Féin Foyle MP Elisha McCallion.

Mr Coyle was later given a temporary reprieve by the BBC.

The radio host formed a long-running partnership with legendary broadcaster Gerry Anderson and took over his 10.30am slot after Mr Anderson's death in 2014.

The broadcaster's new show will run until spring.


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