Changes for BBC Radio 1 weekend breakfast show
Matt Edmondson and Mollie King are taking over the BBC Radio 1 weekend breakfast show, swapping with Dev Griffin and Alice Levine.
Dev and Alice will move to the weekend (Friday to Sunday) afternoon slot from Friday 16th November, and Dev will continue to cover The 8th till the end of the year.
Mollie become a permanent member of the Radio 1 family in June when she co-hosted the 1-4pm slot with Matt as part of the new weekend schedule.
Matt Edmondson says: “Getting to present the Radio 1 Breakfast Show three days a week is an absolute dream come true, as is working with Mollie (a nightmare is technically still a dream). I know we’re going to have so much fun, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Mollie King says: “I’m absolutely blown away to have been asked to host the Radio 1 Breakfast Show every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Matt Edmondson, my partner in crime! I remember the buzz I got when I first walked into Radio 1 as a guest, 10 years ago, and that buzz is still with me now every time I step through the studio doors. I can’t wait to get started! See you there – bright and most definitely early!!”
Dev and Alice say: “The thing we will really miss is setting that 4am alarm, but in time we think we might get used to it. We love doing the show together, and the afternoons have such a good energy about them – these shows are ideal for our sense of humour and the kind of things we like to talk about. We can’t wait to get started!”
Ben Cooper, Controller, BBC Radio 1 adds: “Radio 1 loves discovering new talent for the BBC and the industry, and Matt & Mollie along with Dev & Alice have been hugely popular with our listeners, on radio, on video and on social.”
BBC Radio 1 tells RadioToday a new host for The 8th will be announced in the next few weeks following Charlie Sloth’s departure.