Dave Berry to replace Christian O’Connell
Dave Berry is taking over the breakfast show on Absolute Radio following the departure of Christian O’Connell.
Dave joined the station’s Drive show in October last year from Capital, where he was also on Breakfast.
The new Breakfast Show will feature Dave and his current Drivetime co-host Matt Dyson, as well as existing news and sports presenters, Emma Jones and Glenn Moore. It will continue to broadcast on the Absolute Radio network of stations with seven different playlists.
Dave Berry said: “I am overjoyed to have been offered the opportunity to host Breakfast and the chance to wake up the nation. We are already developing some exciting ideas for the show, and I can’t wait for our listeners to discover what we have up our sleeves.”
Richie Firth, who currently sits alongside Christian in Breakfast, will host his own show on mid-mornings on Absolute 80s. Meanwhile, Pete Donaldson will be looking after Hometime throughout the summer.
Absolute Radio Content Director Paul Sylvester said “Dave is one of Britain’s best breakfast broadcasters and from our first conversation we were always clear that he was the natural successor. Dave has a unique charm, intelligence and humour. He also perfectly understands the ingredients of how to make the perfect breakfast show.”
No dates have been announced for the new show as yet but we’ll let you know as soon as we do.