Dermot and Dave to takeover mid-morning Today FM slot

The pair have been best friends for over 15 years

Dermot and Dave to takeover mid-morning Today FM slot

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Today FM has announced that Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore are to takeover its mid-morning show.

It comes following the departure of former host, Anton Savage, in December.

The station say Dermot and Dave, who have been best friends for over 15 years, will bring their "lives, laughs and loves" to the 9.00am slot.

"With three hours to play with they will be looking for listeners to join in the craic, discussing life and all that make us uniquely Irish. Listeners can also expect a host of big guest interviews", it says.

The radio duo currently present the lunchtime slot on the station.

Speaking about the new show, Whelan said: "We're very excited about taking over this slot on Today FM. It's a very natural fit for us and the bigger available audience means even more fantastic listeners to get to know.

"For us, radio is all about the listener and we can't wait to get stuck in later this month".

While Moore added: "Our show is about having fun and that's what we'll fill the airwaves with. 2017 is going to be huge for us with the Ah, Sure Lookit Tour and, now, this new opportunity to bring our radio show to more people. We're thrilled".

Commenting on the announcement, Today FM CEO Keith McCormack said: "Dermot and Dave have a unique on air chemistry that listeners enjoy and interact with on a daily basis.

"They consistently keep the listener at the forefront of what they do and have an ear for a great story and what makes the people of Ireland tick."

Today FM will announce a new lunchtime show in the coming weeks.