Radio Nova has announced that Colm Hayes and Lucy Kennedy have reunited to host a new breakfast show on the station starting at the end of this month.

The duo will be returning to the airwaves after eight years, having presented Gerry Ryan’s iconic show on 2fm after the well-known radio personality died.

Lucy Kennedy has just finished her work on Ireland’s Got Talent with a new series of Living With Lucy in the pipeline. It returns to TV3 later this year. Colm Hayes is one of the most recognisable voices on breakfast radio having presented the award winning Strawberry Alarm Clock for seven years on FM104 and The Colm and Jim-Jim Breakfast Show on 2FM.

Lucy said: “We’ve been plotting our return to radio for a while. To use a line from that cheesy Peaches & Herb 1978 classic Reunited and it feels so good!”

Colm added: “Working again with Lucy is like a dream come true or maybe it’s a recurring nightmare I’ve been having. It’s great to be going back to breakfast radio again. I am even looking forward to the early starts!”

Radio Nova CEO Kevin Branigan said: “We are very excited about our new breakfast show. Colm and Lucy have a great bond, they’re hilarious together and I think our Radio Nova listeners are going to really enjoy getting up in the morning and listening to this show. We have big ambitions for the station and this is just the start.”

The Colm and Lucy Breakfast Show will broadcast Monday to Fridays from 6am-10am. While the start -up date is under wraps, it should be on air by the end of April.