Adele Roberts to host Radio 1 Early Breakfast
Adele Roberts to host Radio 1 Early Breakfast
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Adele Roberts to host Radio 1 Early Breakfast

Adele Roberts is replacing Gemma Cairney as host of the station’s weekday early breakfast show.

Adele, a former Big Brother contestant, is a 1Xtra presenter and says the appointment is a dream come true: “I’ve absolutely loved every minute of working at 1Xtra and I’m now honoured to be part of the Radio 1 early morning crew, and I hope I can fill the headphones of the radio greats that have sat in that seat before. I know how incredible the listeners are and I can’t wait to get started.”

Adele began her radio career at Rock FM before joining The Hits in Manchester. She then moved to Galaxy and Capital in Yorkshire before joining the BBC.

Gemma Cairney, who currently hosts Radio 1’s Early Breakfast Show, will become Radio 1’s social action presenter, hosting The Surgery each Wednesday alongside Dr Radha, as well as presenting special documentaries for Radio 1 and 1Xtra Stories on a Tuesday.

Gemma also arrived at Radio 1 via 1Xtra where she has co-hosted breakfast with Trevor Nelson, but has only been on the early show for just over a year, after replacing Dev in January 2014.

“I have always been humbled and inspired by the honesty and warmth of The Surgery, in many ways for me it’s Radio 1 at its most magic. A safe space, where you can ask anything, talk freely about what’s troubling you, what’s on our minds and in our hearts. I’m ecstatic! To be the new host is a total honour,” says Gemma.

Aled Haydn-Jones, who is an Editor as well as a presenter at Radio 1, and has hosted The Surgery since 2009, will remain in his Editor’s position within Radio 1’s production team.

On 1Xtra, new signing to the station, Jamz Supernova will present a new RnB weekly Saturday afternoon show (4-7pm) and 1Xtra’s A.Dot, who joined the station in 2014, will become the new presenter of 1Xtra’s 1-4pm weekend show. Jamz Supernova says: “I’m really happy and excited to officially be a part of the 1Xtra family and I can’t wait to get the 1Xtra listeners ready for Saturday evening with a future fresh sound!”

Rhys Hughes, Head of Programmes, Radio 1 & 1Xtra says: “I’m delighted that Adele will be waking up the UK’s early risers on Radio 1’s Early Breakfast Show and I know that Gemma will bring a wealth of social action experience to her new role on The Surgery. With new signing Jamz Supernova, a new show dedicated to RnB and A.Dot becoming a bigger part of the station’s weekend schedule – this is an exciting look for 1Xtra.”

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