Absolute Radio’s OC broadcasts from BBC HQ

Christian O’Connell hosted his breakfast show from a BBC radio studio this morning in MediaCityUK.

OC was in Salford to appear on the BBC Breakfast television show promoting his new book, and instead of missing a radio show in London by travelling to Salford for the early morning appearance, he moved his show and his team North for the day.

The station made no secret of the change in venue from the usual One Golden Square, tweeting about it and letting listeners know when Christian was on the TV.

Absolute Radio tweeted that sidekick and co-host Richie was in control of the show whilst Christian appeared on the breakfast sofa elsewhere in the building.

In his new book, Radio Boy, Christian tells the story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary secret radio show, broadcast from his shed. Here’s the description of the book, out 26th January 2017.

Spike’s your average awkward 11 year old, funny and cheeky and with a mum to reckon with. When he becomes the first presenter ever to be sacked from hospital radio, he decides to carry on from a makeshift studio in the garden shed, with the help of his best friends Artie and Holly, disguising his voice and going by the moniker Radio Boy.

Week by week, word gets around and soon Spike is a star, if only people knew it was actually him. When Spike begins to believe his own hype, and goes too far with his mocking of the school headmaster, a hunt is launched for the mysterious Radio Boy.

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