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Celebs take over BBC 6 Music

Top Gear's James May, The Wright Stuff presenter and former Mirror columnist Matthew Wright, The Sun's Bizarre editor Gordon Smart and Channel 4's Ruth Watson will all present a show on BBC 6 Music to share their passion for music.

One of the main "takeovers" is James May who will host the Friday Night Rock Show tomorrow from Bruce Dickinson, for one night only. The Top Gear petrolhead and classical music fan will unleash his love of classic rock, playing the likes of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Guns 'n' Roses, King Crimson, Jethro Tull and The Stooges.

James is looking forward to the experience: "I've never had a whole radio show to myself and I'm very much looking forward to inflicting the soundtrack of my youth on the nation."

Paul Rodgers, Editor BBC 6 Music says: "Celebrity takeovers are fairly commonplace in radio, but at 6 Music, we wanted to add a bit more of a challenge to the usual celebrity plus a bunch of songs format. We wanted to find people who were able to demonstrate their passion and knowledge about music on our specialist music shows. Quite a tall order but having seen the music our celebrity guests plan to play, I think listeners will be impressed."

The full schedule of 6 Music takeovers:

Thursday 22 April – Gordon Smart chairs Roundtable (6-7pm)
Friday 23 April – James May presents the Rock Show (9-12midnight)
Saturday 24 April – Ruth Watson presents The Funk & Soul Show (7-10pm)
Sunday 25 April – Matthew Wright presents the Freak Zone (6-8pm)

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