Jeremy Vine and Tina Daheley announced as co-hosts of BBC's 'new look' weekly Crimewatch
Jeremy Vine and Tina Daheley have been revealed as co-hosts of BBC One's 'new look' Crimewatch.
The broadcaster, 51, and the BBC Breakfast anchor, 35, will front the new weekly edition of the show, starting with a series of episodes airing live on BBC One across September.
Jeremy, who enjoyed a hugely popular stint on last year's Strictly Come Dancing, told MailOnline in a statement released on Friday morning: 'I grew up watching Crimewatch.
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Revamped format: Jeremy Vine and Tina Daheley have been revealed as co-hosts of BBC One's 'new look' Crimewatch
'It is one of the most powerful programmes the BBC has ever broadcast with the power to change and save lives, and of course, to solve crimes.
'To present it is a great honour and with this new format Crimewatch will be even more at the heart of the BBC One schedule.'
Also replacing Kirsty Young is accomplished TV and radio journalist Tina, who currently presents the news and sport on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw.
Tina said: 'I also grew up watching Crimewatch and I feel very privileged to join a programme that’s allowed ordinary viewers to help bring criminals to justice and make our communities safer.
Moving on: The broadcaster, 51, and the BBC Breakfast anchor, 35, will front the new weekly edition of the show in the place of former presenter, Kirsty Young
'Young people often suffer most from crime, so I’m especially keen to use my journalistic skills and experience engaging young audiences at Radio 1 to make sure they feel part of the new look show.'
The programme, which was launched in 1984, will enjoy a new format to keep it fresh and relevant when it returns to screens in the autumn.
For the first time ever it will be shown weekly, starting with a series of episodes airing live on BBC One across September.
In a further first for the enduring format, Crimewatch will take viewers to the heart of key appeals across the UK, as each episode broadcasts live from a mobile incident studio based near the scene of a key crime featured that week.
King of the dancefloor: Jeremy enjoyed a hugely popular stint on last year's Strictly Come Dancing
Viewers will also be able to respond to appeals immediately using the usual Crimewatch phoneline as well as via text and email.
The series will continue to feature the show’s well-known mix of appeals, dramatic reconstructions, CCTV footage and ‘wanted faces’ that have proven so vital to the Police Forces who turn to Crimewatch to catch the perpetrators of high-profile unsolved crimes.
Alison Kirkham, the BBC's Controller of Factual Commissioning, added: 'Crimewatch represents public service broadcasting at its best, and I’m delighted that broadcasters of the calibre of both Jeremy and Tina have joined the team.'
Last year, Jeremy became the seventh celebrity to be voted out of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing after landing in the dance-off alongside Jamelia and her partner Tristan MacManus.
Following its September 2016 run, Crimewatch will return to BBC One for its next block of episodes in early 2017.
Talented: He became the seventh celebrity to be voted out of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing after landing in the dance-off alongside Jamelia and her partner Tristan MacManus
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