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Promotion for BBC 6 Music’s Shaun Keaveny

BBC 6 Music evening show presenter Shaun Keaveny is set to take over the breakfast show on the station from 2nd April. Before joining 6 Music last year, Shaun Keaveny presented the Friday breakfast show on London’s Xfm, winning a Sony Gold Award for Xfm’s Rock School, co-presenting with Lauren Laverne.

Don Letts, Guy Garvey, George Lamb and The Queens of Noize will also present new shows as part of a new schedule next month.

Shaun says: "It's difficult to express how excited I am about taking the 6 Music breakfast chair without resorting to colourful Anglo-Saxon language. To get the opportunity to wake up the digital-listening nation with the best old and new music in the world and my shoddy gags is the cherry atop a huge, inedible cake."

Lesley Douglas, Controller, Radio 2 and 6 Music, says: "I have long admired Shaun Keaveny — his irreverence, humour and love of music will make him the perfect new breakfast show presenter as we move 6 Music into its sixth year.

"He is one of those rare broadcasting talents who is appointment listening.

"Phill Jupitus is, of course, a hard act to follow. Phill's commitment and passion has been key in building 6 Music's audience and reputation. I will miss his laid back humour in the morning — but I look forward to welcoming him back to 6 Music at some point in the future when he has caught up on his sleep!"

Phill Jupitus says: "After five years of getting up at the opposite end of my usual working day, the past half decade of wrongly credited tracks, poorly prepared interviews and borderline profanity has been an unbridled joy.

"One of the most satisfying things about being at 6 Music from the beginning has been watching the steady growth of our enthusiastic and singularly quirky listeners. I would expect to be back at 6 Music next time there's a bug going round. In the mean time I will be returning to stand up and will be appearing in a play at the Assembly Rooms at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival."

Shaun is also the voice of Sky One.

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