Maya Jama joins BBC Radio 1 to host new shows


Scarlett Moffatt and Mollie King becoming Radio 1 DJs to present alongside Matt Edmondson

BBC Radio 1 today announced a new weekend schedule for the station - with new signings Maya Jama and Jordan North joining Radio 1 to host weekly shows, and celebrities including Scarlett Moffatt and Mollie King becoming Radio 1 DJs to present alongside Matt Edmondson.

  • New celebrity hosted show with Matt Edmondson including Scarlett Moffatt and Mollie King
  • New Radio 1 Weekend Breakfast show with Dev and Alice


Maya Jama will join Radio 1 to host Radio 1’s Greatest Hits on Saturdays (10am-1pm), and will also co-host with Scott Mills and Chris Stark Fridays, 1-4pm. Hailing from Bristol, 23 year-old Maya landed her first TV job in 2014, presenting MTVbase show TheWrapUp. She has since hosted a string of other music TV shows across MTV, 4Music, Channel 4, ITV and Sky Arts. She has presented a radio show on Rinse FM, and recently hosted the red carpet for The BRITs 2018 Nominations Show.

Maya says: “I’m so happy to be presenting alongside Scott Mills on Fridays. I'm sure I can learn a thing or two from him and beyond excited to have my own show on Radio 1 every Saturday, I cannot wait to start!”

Matt Edmondson will become the new host of the weekend 1-4pm show, and on Saturdays he will be joined by a monthly celebrity co-host with the likes of Scarlett Moffatt and Mollie King.

Matt Edmondson says: “I am ridiculously excited about inviting some big name co-presenters to join me on Radio 1 every Saturday. I can’t wait to work with Mollie and Scarlett, not to mention the ‘reveal-them-and-you’ll-be-immediately-fired’ list of amazing names we have lined up for the rest of 2018."

Scarlett Moffatt says: “I’ve always loved listening to Matt on Radio 1 so to present alongside him is going to be so much fun.” 

Mollie King says: “I’m so excited to be co-hosting BBC Radio 1’s brand new Saturday show with Matt Edmondson. He always has me in stitches; we’re going to have a blast, bring it on!”

Following multiple stints as a presenting duo in 2017, Dev and Alice Levine will officially join forces to co-host Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast show (weekends, 6-10am).  Celebrity MasterChef finalist Dev, and Alice who is about to embark on a world comedy tour, will be waking up listeners from 17 March.

Jordan North will host Radio 1’s Greatest Hits on Sundays (10am-1pm). Jordan began his radio career presenting on student and community stations like Preston FM and Spark FM and has also hosted shows on the likes of Rock FM, The Hits and Capital Manchester.

Jordan says: “What a great start to my 2018 - I'm absolutely made up! It's no secret that this has been a childhood ambition of mine, so to get my own show on Radio 1 and officially be part of the family is just amazing. To be honest, it's not properly sunk in, but I can't wait to be back on air and start presenting Radio 1's Greatest Hits.”

Radio 1 Controller Ben Cooper says: “It’s brilliant to welcome the next generation of superstars to Radio 1. Along with Maya, Jordan, Dev and Alice all starting new shows, Matt will co-present with the likes of Scarlett and Mollie, giving an exciting jeopardy to live radio at the weekend.”

Radio 1’s new weekend schedule kicks off on 24 February.

Radio 1’s new weekend schedule:

Saturdays

  • 6-10am - Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast with Dev and Alice
  • 10am-1pm - Radio 1’s Greatest Hits with Maya Jama
  • 1-4pm - Matt Edmondson and a celebrity co-host
  • 4-7pm - Radio 1’s Dance Anthems with MistaJam


Sundays

  • 6-10am - Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast with Dev and Alice
  • 10am-1pm - Radio 1’s Greatest Hits with Jordan North
  • 1-4pm - Matt Edmondson
  • 4-7pm - Radio 1’s Life Hacks with Cel Spellman and Katie Thistleton

January 17, 2018 11:11am by BBC Radio 1  

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