Cerys Matthews to host own show on BBC 6 Music

Singer and songwriter Cerys Matthews will have her own weekend show on the BBC 6 Music channel.

Following Matthews' last year's weekday afternoon's stint for Nemone, the popular presenter will replace Jon Richardson on the show from Easter Sunday.

Matthews said she is excited about her own Sunday morning slot, promising "more live music, virtual radio road trips, guests, requests, texts, twitters and purely great music."

Announcing his departure, Richardson said it was time to move on. He is leaving after three-and-a-half years to devote more time to his stand-up comedian act.