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RTÉ 2FM confirm Jennifer Zamparelli is leaving Breakfast Republic to host new show

The presenter has been co-hosting the show since 2014

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RTÉ 2FM have confirmed that Jennifer Zamparelli is set to host a new show on the station.

Jen joined Breakfast Republic with her co-presenters, Bernard O’Shea and Keith Walsh, in 2014 – and was announced as the brand-new presenter of the 3rd series of Dancing with the Stars along with Nicky Byrne in 2018.

After Jenny Greene announced her departure from the station this morning, RTÉ confirmed that Jennifer will take over Nicky Byrne and Jenny Greene’s slot weekdays from 10am – 1pm.

Commenting on her new role, Jennifer Zamparelli said: “I’m delighted to have this opportunity and even though I’ll miss my pals on Breakfast Republic I will still be popping in to distract them and sabotage their show on a daily basis.”

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“I may not be on the breakfast show anymore but the deal is I still have to get them coffee every morning. Thrilled for the opportunity, thrilled to do something different and thrilled to be getting up slightly later then stupid o clock every morning.”

Head of RTÉ 2FM, Dan Healy said: “Jen Zamparelli has been an integral part of the 2FM changing schedule and is now ready to spread her own wings and move into her own space.”

“I believe Jen will appeal to young audiences as she has that instant likeability and humour. Our audiences have reacted in an overwhelming positive way towards her.”

RTÉ also confirmed that Nicky is leaving 2FM, as he embarks on a world tour with Westlife.

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Dan Healy said: “Nicky and Jenny have been a massive part of 2FM over the past 5 years and have been an important part of changing the 2FM brand to what it is today and I would like to thank them both for delivering 5 years of great radio.

“I wish Nicky the best as he returns to a worldwide tour with Westlife and Jenny the best in her future endeavours.”

Jen Zamparelli’s show will commence on June 10th 2019.

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