Manchester City star Raheem Sterling to be guest editor of Radio 4’s Today

England footballer Raheem Sterling has been confirmed as a guest editor for Radio 4 current affairs programme Today, along with anthropologist Dr Jane Goodall

Raheem Sterling is making his debut on Radio 4ByMark JefferiesShowbiz Editor

  • 00:00, 25 Nov 2021
  • Updated00:05, 25 Nov 2021
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England and Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is to be a guest editor on BBC Radio 4’s current affairs programme Today.

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The programme traditionally hands over the reins to high-profile public figures during the week after Christmas.

The line-up also has General Sir Nick Carter, the outgoing chief of the defence staff, anthropologist Dr Jane Goodall and Jacky Wright, Microsoft chief digital officer.

Owenna Griffiths, editor of Today, said: “I’m thrilled these guest editors have agreed to spend some time with us to help illuminate and make sense of the world we live in.”

Previous guest editors have included Prince Harry, Greta Thunberg, Benjamin Zephaniah and Prof Stephen Hawking.

Raheem will swap the football pitch for the radio studio

Other festive highlights on radio include Tom Daley making his debut with a show on Radio 2 where there will also be shows fronted by Westlife, Mica Paris and Pet Shop Boys.

Stacey Dooley presents a Christmas Day Special where she’s joined by friends and special guests as they celebrate Christmas Day together on 5 Live.

Robert Plant and Jarvis Cocker present festive takeovers on 6 Music.

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