Ria Hebden has been announced as the new co-presenter of BBC’s Sunday Morning Live programme. She will sit alongside Sean Fletcher on the couch on the weekend morning chat show. The Brand New Series, Episode 1, Series 10 will broadcast on Sunday 16th June at 11.30am on BBC One. The interactive magazine show tackles the big topics of the week from hard-hitting debate to heartwarming chat and features – making it a great fit for Ria’s natural warmth and journalistic instincts.

The new move for Ria comes after successful stints presenting live on ITV’s This Morning and BBC Two’s It Takes Two. Ria really found her flow reporting on the subject of mental health in series 9 of Sunday Morning Live, and is delighted to be presenting the next series.

Ria has already shown a quality track record and 2019 is undoubtedly becoming her breakout year. Ria has interviewed a plethora of talent which includes; Sandi Toksvig and Kim Cattrall about the #MeToo movement as well as Idris Elba, John Boyega and Sir Lenny Henry on the subject of diversity in the media.

All about pushing her passion for diversity, this will be the first time a mixed-race couple have presented a daytime series on BBC One.

Ria says: “As someone who has always passionately promoted diversity within the Television industry, this opportunity is especially meaningful, as I know how powerful a role on mainstream Television plays, in shaping our perceptions of what we believe is possible. I’m really looking forward to getting started on the programme, I’ve worked incredibly hard to get here and I’m excited for what is to come.”

Sunday Morning Live is an interactive magazine show which tackles the big topics of the week from hard-hitting debate to heartwarming chat and features with opinionated guests from different religious backgrounds. Watch Ria’s first episode on Sunday 16th June, at 11.30am on BBC One.