Mark Goodier, the host of Pick of the Pops, is back on BBC Radio 2.

Following Steve Wright’s death, Mark Goodier will return to BBC Radio 2 to host Pick of the Pops.

After Ken Bruce moved from Radio 2 a little over a year ago, Mark was last heard on Greatest Hits Radio. Ken Bruce took Mark’s place on the midmorning show.

Produced by 7digital, Pick of the Pops will continue to count down two charts every Saturday lunchtime starting at 1pm, spanning two different weeks over the previous 70 years.

With the best music selection, Mark remarks: “It’s an honour to host the legendary Pick of the Pops, though I wish it were in happier circumstances as I was friends with Steve for nearly 40 years.” As we revisit two years in their lives and play some of the greatest records ever made, I can’t wait to share my nostalgia with Radio 2 listeners.

The head of Radio 2, Helen Thomas, says: “I’m delighted that Mark is making a welcome return to Radio 2 in the prestigious Pick of the Pops slot, to complete our new weekend presenting line-up following the loss of our friend and colleague, Steve. Mark is a brilliant broadcaster with a particular passion for chart countdowns.”

“I also want to express my gratitude to Gary Davies for hosting the indispensable Saturday night Sounds of the 80s show and for presenting Pick of the Pops over the past few weeks.”

It was announced earlier this month that starting in June, Paddy McGuinness will host a new Sunday show (11am–1pm) since Michael Ball will be presenting Love Songs with Michael Ball (9–11am) from the earlier time.

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