Simon Mayo is returning to Drivetime radio.

Simon Mayo

Simon Mayo

The 62-year-old radio presenter has confirmed he is moving to the coveted slot on Greatest Hits Radio from March 15 after eight years in the Drivetime slot on BBC Radio 2 until 2018.

He said: "Returning to Drivetime is so very exciting for me. It’s a show I loved so much and now on Greatest Hits Radio we intend to make it even better. And with Matt Williams back on sport, we can’t wait to get started. The message of the show is the same - enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think!"

Greatest Hits Radio plays all the biggest and best music from the 1970s, 80s and 90s including the likes of Blondie, Queen, George Michael, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Elton John and Whitney Houston.

Gary Stein, Group Programme Director for the Hits Radio Brand Network, commented: "We’re so excited to have one of the UK's most loved radio presenters hosting an all-new Drivetime Show on Greatest Hits Radio. With Simon playing the amazing music that the nation grew up with from the 70s, 80s and 90s along with his warmth and personality, I know audiences will love his new show."

Simon will step down from his daytime show on Scala Radio after two years, with the 10am - 1pm show going to presenter Mark Forrest. Simon will host a special weekend show on the station.

Greatest Hits Radio is available in more areas across the UK than ever before. You can listen on FM, DAB digital radio, on your smart speaker, mobile device or online at