You may remember back in October that BBC Radio 1 put out the call for presenters asking for submissions from anyone with previous radio experience, be it in community, hospital, student or local radio. 

This morning they’ve revealed the all-new schedule of guest presenters set to take over the airwaves across the festive period. From Boxing Day until New Year’s Eve, the station will be showcasing the best in new and emerging talent, giving 35 new DJs and presenters a once in a lifetime opportunity to broadcast on the UK’s biggest youth radio station.

It’s incredible to see so many names we recognise from student radio amongst the 35 new DJs and presenters! They now have the chance to follow in the footsteps of the station’s current DJs including Greg James, Jack Saunders, Abbie McCarthy and Sophie K who all started out presenting on student stations!


We’re here to highlight the amazing 14 that have a background in student radio and come from your very own stations…

Taking over on Early Breakfast we have… Gabriel Green, Joe Pilbrow, Holly Palmer, Rhys Gunter and Kaylee Golding ALL from Smoke Radio!

Could she take over from Greg James? Henrie Kwushue from Leeds Student Radio is waking you up over Christmas! 

All the way from Glasgow is Gregor Davidson from City Radio Glasgow presenting the early afternoon slot.

Watch out Annie Mac! Cal Carthy from Fly FM is in for Radio 1’s Future Sounds.

Bringing you Radio 1’s Official Chart is Joel Mitchell & Hannah Sackville-Bryant from URY!

Next up is Priya Matharu from Shock Radio who will be presenting Radio 1’s Asian Beats this Christmas. 

She is the first-ever woman host a Drum & Bass show on BBCR1, Laurie Charlesworth from Nerve is in for BBC Radio 1’s Drum & Bass Show! 

Fly FM Alumnus, Jade Worsley is taking over Dance Anthems. 

And finally, looking after Radio 1’s Chillest Show is Sian Eleri from Leeds Student Radio!


Congratulations to all, we are super excited to hear you guys on our radios over Christmas – you are all going to be amazing.

To read the full list please head to the BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network Press Office Twitter!

https://twitter.com/BBCRadio1PR/status/1202166275524481024