DAVID Lammy is stepping down from his LBC radio show.

The shadow foreign secretary has hosted the Sunday show since 2022, taking over from a cast of guest presenters working in the midday time slot.

Writing on Twitter/X, the Labour MP for Tottenham said: "It has been a total joy to present on LBC.

"But, as the election gets closer, it's time this good thing comes to an end.

"I'll miss the show, my LBC colleagues and most of all the chance to listen to so many callers up and down the country."

Lammy told fellow LBC presenter Nick Ferrari that he "enjoyed it hugely", and that he had developed a liking to "listening to people up and down the country".

He went on to say that he would miss hearing from regular callers, including a pensioner in her 90s, a veteran and a woman from the West Indies.

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Ofcom recently launched an investigation into Lammy's show over an incident where he reported political news live on air.

A broadcast on March 29 saw Lammy read the news of DUP MLA Sir Jeffrey Donaldson's resignation to his audience. 

The broadcasting regulator does not allow for political personalities to carry out the duties of a newsreader outwith exceptional and "editorially justified" situations.

No conclusions to the investigation have been made public yet.

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Broadcasting rules also disallow politicians from presenting any kind of broadcast show during a general election period.

After Lammy announced his exit, the station announced a new programme, Sunday With Lewis Goodall, which will start this weekend.

The former Newsnight presenter, who currently co-hosts podcast The News Agents with former BBC journalists Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel, will be on air from 10am until 12 noon.

Goodall said: “2024 is a huge year in British politics and globally too.

“With an election looming here, in the US and more beyond, I couldn’t be more excited to launch a new flagship Sunday show on LBC.

“We want it to be the go-to destination to get your political news at the weekend and set the agenda for the week to come, with top interviews and analysis, on-the-ground reporting and some fun along the way.

“With so many elections to come, how could it be otherwise? I can’t wait.”