Paul Lockitt moves to BBC Radio Manchester

Well-known Key 103 newsreader Paul Lockitt is being reunited with Chelsea Norris at BBC Radio Manchester.

Chelsea and newsreader Paul worked together for 11 years on the Key 103 breakfast show. Now they’re being brought back together on the station’s all new breakfast show. Chelsea takes over presenting the programme on 19th March and Paul will join as newsreader on 23rd April.

Chelsea said: “It’s going to be brilliant to be back broadcasting with Locko. He is a radio legend. We’re old friends and that translates so well on air.

“He may have thought he escaped me but I would never let him get away!”

Paul, who has been broadcasting on breakfast shows in Manchester for 26 years, said: “Chelsea and I just clicked. We get on great and I know we’re going to have a lot of fun together each morning on Radio Manchester.

“Moving to the BBC is really exciting and I can’t wait to be reunited on air again with Chelsea – even if it means resetting my alarm for stupid o’clock.”

Paul has been recognised with 5 ‘newsreader of the year’ awards and his voice has been heard on Sky Sports and Granada TV. He also holds the dubious honour of being the voice of the ‘talking’ bollards’ – electronically informing motorists when security bollards are in motion!

Kate Squire, Managing Editor of BBC Radio Manchester, said: “I’m sure most people in Greater Manchester will have heard at least one of Paul’s news bulletins. He’s been reading the news for more than a quarter of a century and is one of the best in the business.

“I’m so pleased to pair him with Chelsea again. We’re building a new breakfast show which I really think our listeners are going to love.”

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Posted on Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at 12:29 pm by UK - Reporter

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6 Comments
  1. David says

    Well known newsreader, never heard of him

    1. Ray says

      Agree. Never heard of her either to be fair.

  2. Stephen barnes says

    Started on piccadilly radio in the 70s.been on every breakfast show on piccadilly and key 103 ever since. This will be a huge blow to key 103.

  3. MARK says

    Oh, I most certainly have! They’re leaving Bauer in droves!

  4. Angie Ryan says

    Good to see you are still on radio Paul, you are ‘still’ missed on Key, regards to Chelsea,
    Angie Ryan Itv x

  5. Chas says

    Great asset to the airwaves of radio manchester.However i thought they may let Paul share the whole programme with Chelsea other than just providing the news.I remember Paul as far back as 1977/8 when he presented a weekly show on Piccadilly 261 Mcr before moving over to doing the news etc.Fine broadcaster and radio voice

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