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PSA: Cillian Murphy will be taking the reins on a BBC radio show from March

‘I couldn’t be more chuffed.’

FOR THOSE OF you who may not be aware, Cillian Murphy had his sights set on a music career long before he ever started appearing in films in the late 90s.

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And, as such, music still plays an enormous part in his life, which is likely why the BBC considered him a worthy replacement for Guy Garvey who will be taking a break from his 6 Music radio show.

The news that the Cork-native, who has previously presented one-off segments, would be taking the reins was announced earlier today, with Cillian revealing that the appointment marks a big moment, both personally and professionally.

Commenting on the new gig which will kick off on March 3 and run until the summer, the 42-year-old said in a statement:

As a music lover, mixtape obsessive and long-time 6 Music fan I couldn’t be more chuffed to be asked to sit in for Guy on his hiatus.

Giving a rare insight into the life he shared with his wife and two sons, he continued:

His show has been a constant companion for me and my family on Sunday afternoons for many years now, and it will be an honour to pick the tunes in that slot for a while.

“6Music is the best radio station in the world and I look forward to becoming a temporary house guest,” he added.

Cillian’s previous on-air stints have already endeared listeners to him, with many sounding thrilled that he’ll be back in regular rotation.

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