Jane Garvey to leave Woman's Hour

Garvey has presented the programme, which offers a female perspective on the world, since 2007.Garvey has presented the programme, which offers a female perspective on the world, since 2007.

She will now go on to host her own new Radio 4 series in the new year.

"It's been a real privilege to play a small part in the history of this very special radio programme," she said, adding how proud she was of its relationship with its listeners.

"On one unforgettable day, I interviewed David Cameron in the morning, and Mary J Blige in the afternoon. There's no other job like it," she said.

"But famous people are not the reason people engage with Woman's Hour. It's because the programme still talks about the subjects and challenges no one else goes near. I'm very proud of our relationship with the audience and the trust they place in us."

During her time on the show, Garvey helped to mark important legal changes for women, including 100 years of women's suffrage, and the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act.

She interviewed Sally Challen, who was freed from prison when coercive control became a crime, and actor Rose McGowan, about her experiences with Harvey Weinstein and the #Metoo movement.

Radio 4 controller Mohit Bakaya said "few" people "can match the brilliance of Jane Garvey," when it comes to "the art of radio presenting".

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