BBC Radio 1 Late Show goes to newcomers

Nick Grimshaw’s former 10pm – midnight show on Radio 1 will be taken over by newcomer Alice Levine and recent station signing Phil Taggart.

Annie Mac will also host a new solo show on Sundays, from 10pm to midnight, and will feature “mellow and feel good tunes”.

That is in addition to her current role presenting the Friday night 7pm to 9pm show featuring drum and bass, house and disco.

It was previously speculated that Chris Moyles would be given the late slot to see out the remainder of his contract, which says he’s signed to the station till 2014.

Levine describes her new role as a “dream come true” and says she “can’t wait to get started”.

Her new co-host says that he has “been a total Radio 1 geek” for as long as he can remember.

“It’s a total privilege to be given two hours, four days a week to play brand new music that I am really passionate about and the fact I am doing it with Alice is a complete dream job,” added Phil Taggart.

“She’s sharper than a safety pin and genuinely funny.”

Ben Cooper, controller of Radio 1, says he is pleased with the new slots.

“Signing Alice and Phil to the 10pm-midnight show and confirming Annie as the new host of late Sunday evenings rounds off an incredible year for Radio 1 – from Jay-Z and Rihanna on stage at Hackney to launching a brand new breakfast show with Nick Grimshaw.

“With Phil, Alice and Annie we have a great set of talented DJs who will continue to champion the best in new music.”

Phil Taggart and Alice Levine’s new show will start on Monday 7 January 2013.

Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 2:32 pm by RadioToday UK

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