McManus to Front STV's New-look The Hour

STV’s magazine show, The Hour, will continue to be led by Michelle McManus when it becomes a weekly peak time programme later this year.

The decision was taken last month to shift the daily daytime programme to a new weekly slot broadcasting at 8pm.

A new co-presenter will join McManus once the move takes place this Autumn after Stephen Jardine left the show in May to establish a food and drink PR company.

In a statement issued by STV, the Scottish broadcaster is quoted as saying: “When STV’s magazine show The Hour moves to a brand new weekly peak time slot this autumn, STV is delighted to confirm that current presenter Michelle McManus will continue to front the show.

“Michelle will be joined by a brand new presenting partner, who will be confirmed shortly.”

McManus is quoted, adding: “We've built up a fantastic relationship with our viewers over the past two years and I look forward to welcoming a whole new audience to our 'family'.”