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Frank Skinner celebrates a decade on Absolute Radio with 10 hour show

Wednesday 13th March 2019, 1:53pm

  • Frank Skinner is to celebrate his decade on-air at Absolute Radio this Saturday 16th March
  • He will appear on the station for ten hours, hosting his own show, then co-hosting the other shows
  • He says: "I'll be extremely proud if I can get through it without a career-ending remark"
Frank Skinner.

Frank Skinner is to celebrate his decade on-air at Absolute Radio, with a "mega 10 hour stint" on Saturday.

The station confirms: "This Saturday 16th March, Frank will start at 8am as normal and will broadcast all the way through to 6pm. Kicking off with The Frank Skinner Show with co-hosts Emily Dean and Alun Cochrane, later in the day the presenter is set to be joined by friends including David Baddiel and comedian Tim Key.

"As part of the live programming, Frank will also co-host Rock n Roll Football with fellow comic Matt Forde, sharing all the action from Saturday afternoon's football. He'll then join for Andy Bush's Indie Disco, as they take you back two decades for a show bulging with 90s Britpop and Indie classics.

"Regular listeners to Absolute Radio will hear a distinct change throughout the day, as all the jingles will be replaced with ukulele versions in tribute to Frank who famously plays the instrument."

Skinner's weekend show on Absolute attracts more than 900,000 people every week, and is reportedly commercial radio's most successful podcasts, with more than 75m listens since the show's launch. The comedian has won a number of awards for the show, and in 2015 was inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame.

Talking about his plan for this weekend, he says: "I have to admit I'm slightly scared at the prospect of ten hours of continuous radio. I'll be extremely proud if I can get through it without a career-ending remark."

Paul Sylvester, Content Director Absolute Radio, says: "Over the last decade, Frank has consistently created some of Absolute Radio's finest moments. His passion is unabated, his work-rate is phenomenal and his relationship with his audience is unbounded. The antithesis of many commercial radio programmes, this is a show which constantly evolves but remains true to its roots - a simple conversation between three friends. Frank's 10th anniversary is the perfect opportunity to celebrate one of our industry's biggest stars."

Frank Is 10 will be on Absolute Radio from 8am until 6pm on Saturday 16th March 2019.


 

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