Radio X has announced that Russell Brand is joining the station.
The comedian will be making his return to live radio presenting with a new show on Sunday mornings from 11am to 1pm.
His first show with the station will be this Sunday, 2nd April.
This will be the stand-up comedian's first regular live radio show in eight years. He parted company with Radio 2 in 2008 following the 'Sachsgate' scandal, before moving on to present a short series of pre-recorded shows on TalkSport in 2010. He also recorded a one-off special show for XFM in 2013, the station that was re-branded as Radio X earlier this year.
The station says: "Returning to his comedy roots, Russell will be joined by special guests in the Radio X studio, with the show also being turned into a podcast."
Russell Brand says: "I'm going to be on Radio X - the show will be about joy, unity and togetherness. Sorry for any offence in advance."
Matt Deverson, Radio X's Managing Editor, comments: "Radio X is home to big personalities and we're incredibly excited to be welcoming Russell back for his live radio return. He's a huge talent and his Sunday morning show is going to become a must-listen for fans of his irreverent humour. He's part of the Radio X family and we can't wait to have him back on air."
Radio X is on 104.9 FM in London, 97.7 FM in Manchester and on digital radio right across the UK, on mobile via the Radio X app and online at RadioX.co.uk