Sky News confirms major schedule shake-up as daytime shows DOUBLED in length | The Sun

SKY News has confirmed a major schedule shake-up as daytime shows are DOUBLED in length.

While The Early Rundown and Breakfast with Kay Burley shows remain in their current 5am and 7am slots, big changes have been made to the programmes which air after them.

The biggest one is that Ian King Live, which currently airs from 10am for one hour, will now be two half hour shows.

They will air at 11.30am and 4.30pm and will be renamed Business Live.

It means Sky News Today will air for the majority of the day from 10am until 5pm.

It currently is only used between 11am and 2pm.

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Wilfred Frost will front Sky News Today from 10am until 11.30pm before Ian takes over with Business Live from 11.30am until 12pm.

Jayne Secker will then take Sky News Today through from 12pm until 2pm.

Sarah Jane Mee will be up next from 2pm until 4.30pm, however it's expected that the current The Sarah Jane Mee Show branding will be swapped out and replaced with Sky News Today.

Then Ian will return with the second Business Live of the day from 4.30pm to 5pm.

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While major changes have been made to the daytime schedule, the evening line-up remains unaffected.

Mark Austin will continue to anchor The News Hour at 5pm and 6pm.

However, Sky News Tonight will see Kamali Melbourne join from The Early Rundown to be its main anchor after Dermot Murnaghan's departure earlier in the year.

Sky News at Nine and Ten will continue to be hosted by Anna Botting, and she will also be in charge of Press Preview at 10.30pm and News Review at 11pm, which airs for an hour.

The new schedule will commence on Monday, July 3.

Sky News is available on Sky Channel 501.

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