Hollywood actor Michael Sheen is turning DJ after being handed a Radio 2 show to highlight the hits of the 80s.
The star, who was acclaimed for his roles in Frost/Nixon and The Queen, will host a pair of two-hour shows for the station over Christmas.
Sheen, 44, who also appeared in the Twilight movies and can currently be seen in Channel 4’s Masters of Sex drama, will take a nostalgic look at the era.
He said: “The prospect of doing two live shows on Radio 2 is really exciting – this is the music I grew up to. I was 11 in 1980 and every day of that decade, every crush, every fight, every hope and every heartbreak is inextricably linked for me to its music. It is as much a part of me, I realise now, as the experiences that shaped my life.”
The station will also broadcast a show by actor Harry Shearer, best known for his voiceover work on The Simpsons and his role as bass player Derek Smalls in This Is Spinal Tap.
He will delve into his record collection for his two-hour programme Harry Shearer’s Vinyl Tap on January 2.