AN up-and-coming broadcaster will host an online session – being staged by Haworth & Worth Valley Rotary Club – with one of the industry’s biggest names.

Charlotte Foley will put the questions on behalf of the audience at an Evening with John Humphrys, on June 15.

Proceeds from the event are being split between Mr Humphrys’ charity, the Kitchen Table Charities Trust, and Rotary causes.

The Kitchen Table Charities Trust gives grants to small causes and projects in some of the world’s poorest countries, mostly to help with children’s education.

Charlotte, 25, a regular newsreader with Hull-based radio station Viking FM and Greatest Hits Radio, said: “The invitation from the Rotarians came out of the blue and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to appear with one of British broadcasting’s biggest names. It’ll be a wonderful experience.

“I’m also excited at the prospect of helping raise some money for charity. So many people in the world have been badly hit by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change, so it’s a privilege to have a role in doing something special to help.”

Gary Gardner, Haworth & Worth Valley Rotary Club’s project leader, said: “We needed somebody who is used to being in front of a microphone and Charlotte came highly recommended.

“We’re delighted that she has been able to accept our invitation and look forward to working with her.”

Anyone buying a ticket for the event, which starts at 7.30pm, will be able to put forward questions.

Tickets are available, from £8.50, at

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All the money raised will be shared between Rotary charities both locally and internationally, and Mr Humphrys’ charity.

Mr Humphrys left BBC Radio Four’s flagship current affairs programme, Today, in 2019.

He’d been at the helm for 33 years, making him the longest-serving presenter of any current affairs programme in the history of the BBC.

And in February Mr Humphrys announced he was standing down as presenter of the BBC quiz programme Mastermind, after 18 years.

He has won a string of broadcasting awards.