Tony Fenton is back

"I'm looking forward to getting back on radio and that will be in four weeks time,"

Tony Fenton is back

Radio presenter veteran Tony Fenton will return to Today FM within the next month following his battle with cancer.

Tony has been absent from his 2.30 - 4.30pm slot for the past 10 months and “cannot wait” to get back on air.

"I'm looking forward to getting back on radio and that will be in four weeks' time," he told the Herald.

"I'm chomping at the bit, I really cannot wait. It'll be just me again, back on as normal. Louise Duffy will be going to 7pm in the evening," he added.

The 53-year-old also commented on Today FM’s decision to appoint Anton Savage as Ray D’Arcy’s replacement.

"When Ray announced he was leaving I just thought that it would be a good opportunity for us,” he said.

"I thought, 'Let's put somebody great in there,' and Anton is certainly the man.”

He also told the Herald that he looks forward to Anton shaking up the early morning slot.

"Ray usually came on with the paper review and brought everyone down with that, so Anton will not be doing that,” he said.

"I'm looking forward to seeing it shaken up."

The famous morning slot also had a change in stand-in presenters this week, as Hector Ó hEochagáin was forced to abandon the show after his mother passed away.

Hector was filling Ray D'Arcy's old slot at the station on Monday ahead of new host Anton Savage's arrival, however the 45-year-old broadcaster was not present on Tuesday due to his mother Trina's passing.

Comedian Neil Delamere has now taken over.

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