heat Radio Signs Ultimate Hollywood Insider Ryan Seacrest

From a press release to
Posted 29 July 2014, 6.29am edt

Jyle Dupuis

American radio television host, and producer Ryan Seacrest is set to take to the airwaves on heat Radio with a daily afternoon show packed full of A-list guests like Rihanna, Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, Anna Hathaway and the Kardashians. In addition to the biggest celebrity exclusives with all of the inside knowledge heat Radio listeners crave, On Air with Ryan Seacrest will spin today's very best pop music, plus all our favourite heat classics from the 80s, 90s and 00s.

“The Most Powerful Man in Hollywood” according to The Hollywood Reporter, Seacrest’s finger is truly on the pulse of the entertainment world. He has nearly 13 million Twitter followers to his name and boasts an unrivalled reputation for his showbiz talents and connections.

Seacrest is celebrated internationally as host of the top-rated primetime talent showcase "American Idol" on Fox, and has also become an Emmy-winning entertainment production powerhouse. His company Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) is responsible for creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming on multiple networks, including the E! hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," spin-off "Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons," and "Webheads."

Joining Seacrest each afternoon on heat Radio will be Ellen K - one of the most recognizable voices in American radio, who has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Heat Editor-in-Chief Lucie Cave said, “Ryan Seacrest is one of the most connected men in showbiz.”

heat Music and Content Director Ric Blaxill added, “ If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a fly on the wall of a conversation with an A-lister, then this show is going to be un-missable.”

Ryan Seacrest said, “It’s a privilege to bring On Air with Ryan Seacrest to listeners in the UK. heat is an amazing multi-platform entertainment brand and I think it will be a perfect match for our program. Thanks to everyone at heat – I can’t wait to bring our program across the pond!”

heat is unlike any other celebrity entertainment brand. With more than 6m consumer touch points across five platforms – magazine, radio, online, TV and heat extra – heat speaks to its audience every minute, hour, day. It has defined a generation and set the celebrity agenda for nearly a decade through a unique sense of humour, exclusive access to the stars and a relentless urge to innovate, surprise & delight its audience. With a radio station that broadcasts direct from the magazine office, a website with +1.5 million unique users and a social media following of more than 600,000 heat keeps the brand alive 24/7.

On Air with Ryan Seacrest launches on the 4th of August, and will be on-air weekdays from 1-4pm.