Colm Hayes will take over 2fm's Drivetime show from Will Leahy with Leahy moving to a weekend slot.

According to an official statement from 2fm, "Drive By with Colm Hayes will be a fast paced interactive show bringing listeners the latest news on all things comedy, showbiz, entertainment, music and sport and knowing Colm - always expect the unexpected."
Commenting on his new role, Hayes, who moves from his current mid-morning slot, said: “I’m very happy to be moving to Drivetime on 2fm. It’s probably the only time slot I’ve never been on in my entire career. It’s a new challenge. We’ve been planning this move for a number of weeks and hopefully people will enjoy to the new show."

Hayes replaces the popular Will Leahy who will now move to the weekend drivetime slot from 5 to 7pm every Saturday and Sunday.

Commenting on his new role, Leahy said: “With all this incredible new talent coming in to 2fm, it is inevitable that there are only so many seats at the dinner table. I have really enjoyed the past seven successful years as host of the More Music Drive and it is of great pride to me that we were the first weekday show in the history of 2fm to come from Limerick.

"The show now moves back to Dublin and both Colm and I hope that our loyal listeners will find us in our new homes!”

This is the third announcement in the new 2fm shake up. Bernard O’Shea, Keith Walsh and Jennifer Maguire were last week revealed as the new 2fm breakfast presenters and Nicky Byrne was announced as the new presenter of the Nicky Byrne Show which airs weekdays from 11am.

No official date as to when the new shows will start, but a 2fm official said they are due to kick off "in the coming weeks".