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Kirsty Young returns to Desert Island Discs for this year’s Christmas Special after stepping down


‘Just eight discs – it’ll never catch on!’ Kirsty Young’s joke as she returns to the Desert Island… as a castaway

  • Former host Kirsty Young is to return to the BBC’s Desert Island Discs show
  • Ms Young stepped down after 12 years in 2018 due to long-term health problems
  • The radio programme has been a regular fixture on BBC Radio 4 since 1942 
  • The radio presenter looks forward to starring in this year’s Christmas Day show

Desert Island Discs host Kirsty Young is to return to the show – as a guest.

Having presented the Radio 4 show for 12 years, interviewing nearly 500 castaways, she will be the star of the Christmas Day edition, the BBC announced today.

Ms Young, 54, who was forced to step down from the show in 2018 due to ill health, last night…



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