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Laura Woods quits as host of talkSPORT's morning breakfast show

Laura Woods quits as host of talkSPORT's morning breakfast show

The organisation has confirmed her departure from the show

Laura Woods is quitting TalkSPORT's breakfast show, the organisation has confirmed.

The much-loved presenter will be departing from the flagship programme to work on TNT Sport's coverage of the Champions League next season. She will be replacing the long-serving presenter Jake Humphrey on the show.

Laura has hosted the flagship show for three years.
Instagram / laurawoodsy

Laura has hosted talkSPORT's flagship show for the last three years, and paid tribute to her colleagues and listeners following the news, saying there's 'nothing better' than talking about sport.

She was named twice as the SJA Sports Presenter of the Year, and talkSPORT acknowledged her contribution to the station winning the Best Speech Breakfast Show at the ARIAS in 2021.

Speaking on the show's website, Laura said: “You lot, our listeners, have given me so much comfort and guided me through some of my toughest moments, without even realising it.

"So I wanted to thank you personally for that. I will miss it dearly. Even the Spurs fans.

“For what feels like a lifetime I’ve been a listener of talkSPORT. For the last six years it’s been my home, where we get to spend our mornings talking about sport. There’s nothing better. I know I will never find a job like this. It’s unique.

“Three years as the host of this amazing breakfast show, three bits of silverware for the trophy cabinet and record listening figures. I’m very proud of what we achieved here. One thing’s for sure: I will always be part of this family at talkSPORT.”

Laura was described as 'one of the brightest stars of sports media'.

Liam Fisher, Head of talkSPORT, paid tribute to Laura, calling her 'one of the brightest stars of sports media'.

He added: “Her relationship with her fellow presenters like Ally McCoist and Gabby Agbonlahor and the galaxy of stars she has interviewed over the last three years as Breakfast host have created a fantastic listen every morning. I’m pleased that Laura will remain a part of the talkSPORT family.”

A statement released on 14 June confirmed that her last show on the station will be on 28 June.

Though she mainly focuses on football, her expertise isn't solely confined to the Beautiful Game. Laura has also covered many other sports including rugby and darts.

A statement from talkSPORT said: "Laura Woods is leaving her role as host of the award-winning talkSPORT Breakfast show.

“Laura has hosted the flagship show for the past three years, entertaining millions of people up and down the country from 6am to 10am every Monday to Wednesday. Her final Breakfast show will be on Wednesday 28th June.”

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Laurawoodsy/TalkSport

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