Dave Berry to leave Capital for Absolute Radio

After five years on Capital breakfast, Dave Berry is leaving Capital and moving to a new job at Absolute Radio.

He was recently joined by George Shelley and Lilah Parsons on the breakfast show after former co-host Lisa Snowdon left, but now he’s decided not to renew his contract when it expires this year. George and Lilah are also leaving the breakfast show.

Ashley Tabor, Capital’s Managing Editor, told RadioToday: “Dave has been an absolutely fantastic host on Capital breakfast. After five years of getting up at 4am, he’s decided the time is right. We thank him for his service at the top of commercial radio and we wish him all the best for the future.”

Dave Berry said: “Ten years ago I got my first job in radio on Capital. I’ve had an amazing time – it really is the best job in the world waking up my fellow Londoners, and working with George and Lilah has been loads of fun. I’ll miss our lovely listeners and everyone here at Capital a huge amount. I’m leaving to pursue some of my other passions and it’s safe to say I’ll be walking away with some incredible memories!”

Dave is going to Absolute Radio to do a daytime show in the autumn – details of which will be announced shortly.

Talking about his new, unannounced show at Bauer, Dave added: “Absolute Radio is a great fit for me. I’m a lover of all things music and comedy and I am really looking forward to getting to work on building a brand new show.”

Absolute Radio Content Director Paul Sylvester added: “It’s great that we can finally talk about Dave joining Absolute Radio. He’ll fit into the station and our presenter line-up perfectly because he shares the same values and passions as our audience.”

Global will be making an announcement in the near future on who will take over Capital Breakfast in London, and Bauer will be letting us know which show Dave will be on soon.

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