Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband to guest host BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show

Former leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband is set to swap the Commons for the radio studio when he guest-hosts the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio 2 next week.

The Doncaster North MP will be in the presenter’s chair for a week with Vine away on holiday. He has represented the constituency since 2005.

The show broadcast from 12pm – 2pm on Monday to Friday.

Miliband had been tipped to return to the Shadow Cabinet after the recent General Election. He resigned as leader after losing the 2015 election.

Miliband isn’t the only politician sitting in for Vine. The next week Iain Duncan Smith is taking over the desk.

IDS was the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions until he resigned in 2016 and the former leader of the Conservative Party, forces out after an unsuccessful two-year period. He is one of three Tory leaders who did not face a General Election while leader, along with Austen, and Neville Chamberlain.

Vine has presented the lunchtime show on Radio 2 since 2003 since taking over from the late Sir Jimmy Young.