RADIO Essex has announced the signing of Scott Robinson from the pop group 5ive, to co-present The Big Drive Home alongside current host Chris Brooks.

Chris and Scott worked together on Essex FM in 2001, and have remained friends ever since. 

Chris, said: “I can’t wait to get back on air with Scott, we have presented many podcasts and appeared on a few TV shows together over the last few years and now we get a chance to entertain a live audience across Essex every afternoon.”

Scott, added: “Me and Chris met on the radio and have remained good friends ever since. Our families know each other really well, we even go on holiday together sometimes.

"I know that our friendship should make for good natural content on air.”

The Big Drive Home With Chris and Scott will be on weekdays from 4pm, and starts Monday July 20.