Radio 1 reveals Christmas Takeover line-up with 30 new presenters to join the station
From Boxing Day until New Year’s Day, Radio 1 will be showcasing the best in new and emerging talent in a Christmas Takeover
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The line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Christmas Takeover 2021 has been revealed, with 30 new DJs set to join the station over the festive period.
From Boxing Day until New Year’s Day, the station will be showcasing the best in new and emerging talent by giving 30 new DJs and presenters a once in a lifetime opportunity to broadcast on the UK’s biggest youth radio station.
Many of the presenters have taken an unconventional route to their first slot on Radio 1, including 25-year-old Alexandra Woolhouse, who trained as a solicitor before a career change into broadcasting and will this year become the first trans woman to host a show on Radio 1 daytime. Alex will team up to co-host Radio 1’s Life Hacks with self-described autistic and proud presenter Carrie Morrison, a podcast producer and editor from Worthing. Also among the new presenters are Sweetpea from Watford, who is an NHS worker by day, and a radio presenter, DJ and producer by night; and James Threlfall, who is a professional skateboarder alongside being a presenter, podcaster and DJ.
Many of the presenters began their presenting journeys in student, local, community or hospital radio, including Angelle Joseph from BBC Radio Suffolk, Ifan Davies from BBC Radio Cymru, and Phoebe I-H from BBC Radio Scotland; Liam Daly and Chess Warren from University Radio York; and CassKidd, Laughta, and Lashawna Stewart, who have each hosted shows on south London-based community station Reprezent Radio.
Photos and biographies for all 30 presenters can be found here.
Alex Woolhouse says: “I’m so excited to join the list of iconic BBC stars I’ve always looked up to, like Nigella Lawson, Bimini Bon Boulash and Fleabag; I’m honoured to be in the same sentence as them. Even if I wrote that sentence. Ah well! I grew up listening to Radio 1 in the car going to and from school so I can’t wait for you to hear all I’ve learned and how I Hack Life on Boxing Day.”
Carrie Morrison says: "This is honestly a dream come true. I’d like to thank my dog for his emotional support, and I will certainly bring a photo of him to the studio. Can’t wait to bring some fun, festive, fabulousness!"
Source BBC Radio 1
December 7, 2021 7:00am ET by BBC Radio 1