Mary Anne Hobbs has joined the BBC Radio 6 Music family to present the Weekend Breakfast Show on Saturdays and Sundays.

The DJ, who left Xfm out of the blue early last month, will take over the show from January 5th 2013 (7:00-10:00am).

"For me: Music Is Life. I'm so excited to join a family with such depth and diversity of knowledge, pure passion and ingenuity, says Hobbs. "I look forward so much to the new challenge of creating a beautiful Weekend Breakfast Show which embodies the whole spirit of 6 Music, and allows me to explore some fascinating new radio terrain."

We're looking forward to January 5th too.