Danny Baker Back On BBC 5 Live
May 19, 2008 at 6:14 PM (PT)
DANNY BAKER is returning to BBC RADIO 5 LIVE to host soccer show "606" starting SUNDAY, JUNE 8. BAKER, the show's original host, will take calls on six special editions of the show covering EURO 2008 up to the final on JUNE 29 in VIENNA.
BAKER quipped, "I don't think anyone has been fired three times from the BBC -– not even KENNY EVERETT -– so returning to 606 represents an enormous opportunity for me. Of course the problem is that latest figures suggest only 1,400 people in the UK have even a passing interest in this tournament but I really believe that, come the latter stages, RADIO 5 LIVE can double that tally. Leastways, I've never been to ICELAND before and am very much relishing getting to grips with the altitude and native songs as the competition unfolds. I'm particularly flattered the BBC have seen fit to let me host the big show after the final. That's the one I'm saving it all up for."