Writer and presenter Danny Wallace has been named the new host of the Xfm London breakfast show, taking over from Dave Berry.

Wallace, also known as the author of Yes Man and former collaborator of Dave Gorman, will take up the weekday slot on the Global Radio-owned station from 1 August hosting from 6.30am to 10am.

It follows the departure of DJ Dave Berry, who stepped down earlier this year to join sister station Capital.

Wallace said: “I’ve been a fan of Xfm as long as it’s been going and to get the breakfast show did is a dream come true.”

Andy Ashton, Xfm programme director, said: “Danny’s intelligence, humour and passion for music make him the perfect match for our audience. His achievements so far are incredible and we can’t wait to build on that with the launch of the brand-new show.” 

The station is on 104.9FM in London and available across the UK on digital, mobile and online.