Emma Bunton is to take a break from Heart London Breakfast

10 December 2018, 08:10 | Updated: 10 December 2018, 09:12

Emma Bunton has presented Heart London Breakfast with Jamie since January 2013
Emma Bunton has presented Heart London Breakfast with Jamie since January 2013. Picture: Heart

The mum-of-two two taking a step back from the morning shows to spend more time with her family - and prepare for the Spice Girls tour.

Emma Bunton is to take a break from Heart London Breakfast.

The mum-of-two is taking a step back from her morning shows to spend more time with her family and prepare for a busy 2019 which includes the Spice Girls reunion tour and a new solo album.

Emma will continue to present her national, weekly show on Heart every Sunday 7pm - 10pm.

The news was announced on Heart London this morning.

Emma said: “Wow. What an awesome five years I’ve had presenting Heart Breakfast with the incredible Jamie Theakston. I can truthfully say that I’ve laughed my head off every single day.

"It’s with a heavy heart that I say farewell to Heart Breakfast listeners, but I’m hoping some of them will be able to join me for my Sunday show. Plus, Jamie’s made me promise to call-in to him on the breakfast show with ‘Spice-y news’ and other updates, which of course I will! 

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"It has been an enormous pleasure to work with such a lovely bunch of people on breakfast, but I won’t be far away and will remain a firm part of the Heart and Global family!”

Emma first became part of the Heart family in June 2009, and joined Jamie Theakston on breakfast in January 2013.

Her last breakfast show will be on Friday 14th December from 6am – 9am.

An announcement about Emma’s replacement will be made in due course.