Cel Spellman to host Radio 1’s chart replacement
CBBC presenter Cel Spellman will host a new show on BBC Radio 1 each Sunday, 4-7pm, dedicated to new pop music and Number 1 songs.
From 4-6pm, Cel will play new pop music and highlights from Radio 1 over the last week, then from 6-7pm The Number 1 Show will kick in, including a Top 10 recap and predictions for the following week’s new entries. The last hour will be in partnership with the Official Charts Company and include a look at new movies and games.
The new show starts on Sunday 19th July as the Official Chart Show moves to 4-6pm Fridays with Greg James from July 10th, to coincide with the global music industry’s move to a new co-ordinated international release day for new music.
Cel made his Radio 1 debut in 2013, standing in for Dan and Phil on Radio 1’s Request Show. As well as his presenting role on CBBC’s Friday Download, Cel has held acting positions in a number of programmes including Waterloo Road and Homefront. Cel also presents The CBBC Official Chart which will be moving to Fridays from September and will be broadcast live from Radio 1.
Cel says: “Having grown up listening to the likes of Chris Moyles and the legendary Zane Lowe, joining the Radio 1 family is both a privilege and an honour! The best station on national radio has been responsible for introducing me to so much incredible and varied music over the years, I just hope I can return the favour and help make those car journeys a little more memorable for the listeners with a mix of fun, top tunes and a little bit of cheeky chat!”
Ben Cooper adds: “Radio 1 and CBBC are changing the way radio and TV work together to create great content for young new music fans on their radio and phone. Cel has proven how influential he is to young audiences and I can’t wait for him to start.”
Cheryl Taylor, Controller CBBC, says: “This is a fabulous opportunity for Cel and another great collaboration for CBBC and Radio 1. Our audience have a strong rapport with Cel and the new Sunday show is the perfect way for them to share their love of music with him as well as building on the launch of the CBBC Official Chart Show.”