Mary Anne Hobbs Joins 6Music

Presenter to tackle weekend breakfast show

Mary Anne Hobbs is set to join BBC 6Music as the new presenter of their weekend breakfast show.

A highly sought after broadcaster, Mary Anne Hobbs recently decided to part company with XFM. Leaving the station behind, fans pondered the next move for the presenter who retains a thirst for breaking new music.

This morning, 6Music confirmed that Mary Anne Hobbs is set to pick up a role at the station. The broadcaster will helm the weekend breakfast show on Saturdays and Sundays, 7:00-10:00am from 5th January 2013.

Presented live from the station's Salford studios, the show opens early next year. Mary Anne Hobbs was clearly overjoyed by the news: "For me: Music Is Life. I'm so excited to join a family with such depth and diversity of knowledge, pure passion and ingenuity. I look forward so much to the new challenge of creating a beautiful Weekend Breakfast Show which embodies the whole spirit of 6 Music, and allows me to explore some fascinating new radio terrain."

Head of Programmes, James Stirling added: “I’m thrilled that Mary Anne will make her return to the BBC on 6 Music. Her knowledge and love of alternative music is legendary, as is her dedication to sharing it with others. Weekend Breakfast is a great place to showcase her special qualities as a music broadcaster and she will be a very welcome addition to our team.”

Of course, this isn't the first time Mary Anne Hobbs has been part of the BBC set up. The broadcaster helmed an acclaimed late night show for Radio 1, working with the station for 14 years before her departure last year.

Mary Anne Hobbs is set to launch the new weekend breakfast show on January 5th.

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