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Colin Murray to leave Match of the Day 2

Colin Murray
Image caption In 2011 Colin Murray won his third gold Sony Radio Award for best sport programme for Fighting Talk

Colin Murray is to leave the BBC's Match of the Day 2 programme at the end of this season, the BBC has announced.

The former Radio 1 DJ, who has presented the sports show since 2010, will be replaced by Mark "Chappers" Chapman, another ex-Radio 1 voice.

In a statement, the BBC thanked Murray "for his great contribution".

He will continue to play a "key role" in BBC output on 5 Live and across TV output for darts and American Football, it added.

Murray was named Music Broadcaster Of The Year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2007 and made the transition from music to sport presenting from 2006 when he hosted the sports-themed panel show Fighting Talk on 5 Live.

Chapman, who made his name as a sports newsreader on Radio 1's Scott Mills show, has previously hosted Channel 5's Football Night and Final Score at the BBC.

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