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Chidera Eggerue to guest edit BBC Radio 4's Today programme

GUEST EDITOR: Chidera Eggerue will take over the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on Saturday

AUTHOR AND founder of the body positivity movement, Saggy Boobs Matter, Chidera Eggerue is to guest edit BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

The 24-year-old who published her first book, the bestselling What A Time to Be Alone this year, an exploration of finding self-worth that features Igbo proverbs and original artwork, will guest edit the two hour show tomorrow (Saturday December 29) from 7am.

Eggerue is expected to cover issues surrounding body positivity, self-love and feminism.

The Today programme is BBC Radio 4’s flagship news and current affairs show.

Over the Christmas period, a selection of high profile figures from different sectors have been chosen to guest edit.

Actress and United Nations Refugee Agency special envoy Angelina Jolie was the guest editor of the programme today, which aired between 6am and 9am. Past guest editors have included Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, whose show included an interview with former US president Barack Obama.

Eggerue coined the hashtag #SaggyBoobsMatter to encourage women to embrace the shapes of their bodies, regardless of whether or not they fit into the mould of mainstream beauty ideals.

Since its creation, the movement has gone global and it has been credited with inspiring women and girls to reconsider cosmetic surgery and love the skin their in.

Last month, Eggerue was chosen by the BBC as one of their women to watch.

She featured on the broadcaster's 100 Women list, which celebrates inspirational women across the globe – from high profile names to unsung heroes.

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