Jack Saunders has been announced as the new host of The Official Chart on BBC Radio 1.
He takes over from Scott Mills, who is leaving the station to front a new afternoon show on BBC Radio 2.
Jack joined Radio 1 in 2018 and has presented a number of shows including the Indie Show and Radio 1’s Future Artists. He was also one of the presenters of the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage this year.
His first rundown of the UK’s 40 best-selling and most streamed singles will be on Friday 9th September.
Jack says: “I can’t believe my name gets added next to the endless list of legends who have presented The Official Chart and to take over from an amazing broadcaster such as Scott Mills is amazing. I can’t wait to get started and put my own imprint on it.”
The Head of BBC Radio 1, Aled Haydn Jones, says: “Jack is a fantastic presenter who has proved hugely popular with our listeners. I know fans of The Official Chart will love his infectious energy and passion for music that he’ll undoubtedly bring to the show.”
Martin Talbot, the Official Charts Company’s CEO also welcomed the news: “What fantastic news it is that Jack is to become the latest host of Radio 1’s Official Chart Show. Jack is a perfect choice as the new host of radio’s most vibrant chart show – he is a rising star of British radio, whose progress at Radio 1 has been meteoric, and who also proved to be among the stars of the BBC’s Glastonbury TV coverage this year. While Scott will be an incredibly hard act to follow, Jack has talent to burn and is sure to bring a fresh and exciting new approach to The Official Chart Show, as the Official Singles Chart gears up to celebrate its 70th anniversary later this year.”