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Dave Berry announced as new Capital FM Breakfast presenter

Dave Berry has been announced as the new presenter of Capital FM's breakfast show. 

The lively 33-year-old will replace Johnny Vaughan, who quit unexpectedly last month over a dispute with his contract, and has installed a special phone line in his house that will act as an alarm clock as he once "slept through a whole show" while at XFM:

"The producers said I had to have a landline fitted which only they have the number to, and my taxi driver will be given my door key as a last resort. A simple alarm on my iPhone just won't cut it with them."

"I slept through a whole show once while I was at XFM, so I don't think they wanted to take any chances. But if London can be bothered to get up and listen, the least I can do is turn up for work. It's a great honour to be waking up London, I'm really chuffed to be given the chance."

Berry, who is engaged to Sugababes singer Heidi Range, added: "Heidi has been training really hard for Dancing On Ice to get up to an Olympic standard, so I have just been taking advantage of my last evenings of freedom by going absolutely mental. I'm a little hoarse at the moment, but I can't wait to get started."

Watch him talk about the film that changed his life below: