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BBC confirms 5 live team

Holly Samos replacement named.

David Croft and Anthony Davidson will remain as the F1 commentators for BBC Radio 5 live, it has been confirmed.

2011 will mark Croft's sixth season with BBC Radio 5 live, while Davidson will remain as the analyst for a third year.

Natalie Pinkham meanwhile will take over as the new pit-lane reporter, replacing Holly Samos, who stood down at the end of 2010 to spend more time with her family.

"I love all sports - and I am a massive fan of 5 live," said Pinkham, who has helped present the Isle of Man TT races for Men and Motors and who has reported from the Tennis Masters Cup for Sky Sports.

"I can't wait to get fully involved and immersed in the F1 season and am hugely looking forward to getting face-to-face with the teams - and making my mark with them. I am ready to go."

This latest announcement follows the BBC's decision earlier this week to elevate Martin Brundle to the lead TV commentary position, and drop Jonathan Legard in favour of David Coulthard [see separate story – click here]. Eddie Jordan has also been handed an 'expanded role' as part of the shake-up and will be the primary F1 analyst [see separate story – click here].

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