Jordan Banjo to replace Gregg Wallace on Eat Well for Less in major BBC shakeup

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Gavin & Stacey favourite Joanna Page is to make her debut as a BBC presenter alongside Melanie Sykes on Shop Well for Less?

The pair replace former hosts Steph McGovern, who has joined Channel 4, and The One Show’s Alex Jones, currently pregnant with her third child.

Also, Jordan Banjo is to replace outgoing Gregg Wallace on sister BBC1 show Eat Well for Less? with Chris Bavin remaining as the co-host.

Wallace quit after eight years in January, saying he needed to lessen his workload and spend more time with his young son.

Now Jordan, 28, will assist Chris in helping families to save money and sort food facts from fiction.

And the two shows will also combine to create a brand new third series – Shop Well for the Planet – in which all four hosts work together to help families try out green choices while shopping, without spending a fortune.

Gavin & Stacey favourite Joanna Page is to make her debut as a BBC presenter alongside Melanie Sykes on Shop Well for Less?
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In the fifth series of Shop Well for Less? Jo and Mel will help families change the way they shop without changing their lifestyle, looking at everything from branded cleaning products to designer clothes.

They will also give money-saving tips so that families can keep hold of their hard-earned cash.

Mum-of-three Joanna – best known as Stacey West from Barry Island in the hit BBC comedy – said: “I’m so excited to be working with Melanie, helping out lots of people across the UK and maybe getting a few tips for my own spending habits. It’ll be great fun.”

Alex Jones and Steph McGovern
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Mel added: “Shop Well For Less? is such a well-loved series – I can’t wait to get stuck in.”

BBC commissioner Ricky Cooper said the three-part environmental spin-off would show viewers how to make sustainable choices: “Eat Well and Shop Well’s simple swaps and tests have already changed the way millions of us spend, so it’s incredibly exciting to bring these brands together to tackle one of the biggest challenges we all face as a nation – going green.”

Jordan said he was “super happy” to be joining the shows, due to air later this year.

Wallace quit after eight years in January, saying he needed to lessen his workload and spend more time with his young son.
(Image: BBC/RDF)

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“It’s so important that we look after ourselves and the planet, and I’m 100% ready to do my bit to help get the nation eating well and shopping well.”

The One Show’s Alex has said she intends to go on maternity leave from next month.

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