Jon Richardson and Matt Forde to present talkSPORT football show

Wednesday 23rd September 2015, 11:34am


Jon Richardson Grows Up. Image shows from L to R: Matt Forde, Jon Richardson.Comedians Jon Richardson and Matt Forde are to present The Warm Up, a football-based show on the radio station talkSPORT.

The pair will present the build-up show to talkSPORT's live Premier League coverage every Saturday, with the station confirming the aim is to "give a fan perspective of the weekend's football action as well as a comedic take on the big sports stories of the week".

Stand-up comic Matt Forde has been a talkSPORT presenter for over five years, but this will be the first time he has been joined on the station by Jon Richardson. The two comedians are best friends, and have previously appeared together on the Channel 4 series Jon Richardson Grows Up (pictured).

Nottingham Forest fan Matt Forde says: "I've worked a lot with Jon and he's an incredibly talented guy and I know that the talkSPORT audience will love him. Football is hugely exciting to our listeners and this is a great slot as people will be listening while they get ready to listen or go to the match. I'm really looking forward to it."

Jon Richardson, a Leeds United supporter, adds: "I can't wait to get back on the radio and Saturday mornings on talkSPORT with Matt is the perfect place. I'm not a natural optimist, but even I feel like anything is possible on a Saturday morning before the reality of 16:45 sets in and with it the autopsies and the blame."

Liam Fisher from talkSPORT comments: "It's great to have Matt and Jon together on the radio as they're very in tune with our audience of football fans. talkSPORT has been leaning more towards mixing humour with sports content recently, and this has gone down very well with listeners."

The Warm Up will be broadcast between 11am and 1pm on Saturdays. talkSPORT is available on 1089/1053AM, on digital radio, on mobile and online at talkSPORT.com.

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