Anita Rani to join Emma Barnett on Woman's Hour

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Countryfile host Anita Rani is to join Emma Barnett as a presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

She will present the Friday and Saturday editions of the long-running programme, beginning on 15 January.

Rani said she had “long been a fan” of the programme and that she was “really looking forward to getting to know the listeners and discussing issues that matter to them the most”.

Long-time hosts Jane Garvey and Dame Jenni Murray left the show last year.

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