Popular duo Hopps and Chapple will be starting a new weekday breakfast show on The Voice FM from Monday.

Two familiar faces will return to the airwaves next week after seven years off air.

Paul Hopper and James Chapple - aka Hopps and Chapple - will kick-start their new breakfast show on The Voice FM on Monday.

It will be a blast from the past for those who remember their show from the Lantern FM days.

They will be broadcasting their new breakfast show every weekday, from 7am-11am.

Hopps and Chapple back in 2010, before their last appearance on the airwaves.Hopps and Chapple back in 2010, before their last appearance on the airwaves.

After their first appearance in April 2001, the duo's breakfast antics soon became popular and their show continued when Lantern FM became Heart FM.

But when Global Media closed its Heart FM studio in Barnstaple in August 2010, the show was axed and Hopps and Chapple were left out of a job.

Paul said: "Chapple went off to do something different and I think we had both resigned ourselves to the fact we'd never be back on the air again."

But they did - and on Monday, they broadcast their first new show from The Voice's new studio in Barnstaple.

A final hurrah for Heart's breakfast duo Hopps and Chapple as they make a final public appearance in 2010. James Chapple (left) and Paul Hopper.A final hurrah for Heart's breakfast duo Hopps and Chapple as they make a final public appearance in 2010. James Chapple (left) and Paul Hopper.

Paul said: "We have worked together a lot and pretty much been in constant contact since we went off air.

"We have done a few special shows and made appearances at things like New Year's Eve.

"It always amazes me the way people want us to host events like this, and we can't wait to get back on air."

Paul Crockett, managing director of The Voice, said having Hopps and Chapple back was one of his big goals for the station.

Hopps and Chapple have been a regular at many of North Devon's light switch ons.Hopps and Chapple have been a regular at many of North Devon's light switch ons.

He said: "It was a great loss to North Devon when, seven years ago, they departed from the airwaves.

"So to get them back on board is very exciting.

"They were incredibly popular in North Devon and they're almost an institution.

"We will always have challenges, but we will always ride with those."

The Voice FM opened its brand new studios in Belle Meadow in July, in the former Citizens Advice Bureau.

The idea for the radio station emerged when Lantern FM ceased broadcasting in 2009.

A campaign to 'Bring Back Lantern' began, which saw The Voice begin, first on DAB in 2012, and then on FM in 2014.

Catch Hopps and Chapple on their new show, Monday - Friday from 7-11am, on 106.1FM, 107.8FM, on digital or online.