BBC Radio 1Xtra announce Nadia Jae as new host of The 1Xtra Breakfast Show


BBC Radio 1Xtra

BBC Radio 1Xtra today announced Nadia Jae as the new host of The 1Xtra Breakfast Show (Monday – Friday, 6-10am), as well as other schedule changes under new Head of Station Faron McKenzie.

Nadia first joined 1Xtra in 2018 as part of 1Xtra’s Residency and has since risen up the ranks, from presenting 1Xtra’s Weekend Breakfast show, to temporarily hosting weekday mornings on the station since August. During her short time she has interviewed guests such as Jamie Foxx, Queen Naija and Bryson Tiller and has helped listeners get through the mornings with her uplifting energy and good vibes.

Nadia Jae says: “After 4 months of covering I have fallen in love with The 1Xtra Breakfast Show, and I'm proud to officially call it mine!

“The show is the spearhead of the station and I can't thank management, production, my fellow presenters and the listeners enough for making me feel at home.

“It's an honour to be the second single female host of the show. Here's to more wheel ups, funny clips, mixes, banter and banging music to get us through the morning!”

There will also be a shake up to 1Xtra’s weekend schedule.

Remi Burgz will join the station to host 1Xtra’s Weekend Breakfast show (Saturdays and Sundays, 7-11am). Remi is a presenter and producer known for her great passion for music and entertaining. She started making waves in radio in 2017 and has since hosted local radio shows where she has expressed her love for Afrobeats, as well as interviewing guests such as Tiwa Savage and Olamide. Most recently, Remi also co-hosted 1Xtra’s The Rap Game UK season 2 podcast.

Remi Burgz says: “This really is a dream come true, this is for everyone who believed in me when I quit my job in 2017 and decided to follow my heart. I'm so grateful to Faron, Janine & the rest of the team for believing in me. I can't wait to create memories and moments with the BBC Radio 1Xtra listeners! Ding - A - Ling - A - Ling, set your alarms.”

Alongside Remi’s addition to the weekend schedule, Lady Leshurr will be joining the station to present the Saturday afternoon slot (1-4pm). Lady Leshurr, who hails from Birmingham, is well known for her fiery freestyles and explosive live performances with witty lyrics, including her Queen’s Speech series in 2015 which racked up 200 million views on YouTube and went viral internationally. She has also most recently starred in Celebrity MasterChef.

Lady Leshurr says: “So exciting to be a part of something that has been connected to my journey from almost the beginning! 1Xtra has always supported and showed love throughout my career, and we’ve now finally met in full circle. Can’t wait to join 1Xtra and annoy people over the airwaves with my high pitched voice😂.”

In further changes to the station, Sian Anderson will be taking over the Monday (9-11pm) show. Sian joined 1Xtra in 2015 presenting her weekly show on Wednesday nights (10pm-1am) which was described as “One of the finest shows in UK Radio” by CLASH Magazine in 2016. She then went onto become the first female DJ to present Drivetime on the network with her current Friday and Saturday shows (4-7pm). As well as this, she has also played at some of the biggest festivals in the world including Glastonbury and has presented several BBC documentaries including Beyond The Music: Grime Photography.

Sian Anderson says: “I started my journey on BBC Radio 1Xtra as a specialist DJ and I'm really excited to get back into that zone in addition to holding down the 1Xtra Drivetime shows on Fridays and Saturdays that I moved too in recent years. I'm looking forward to bringing back all things grime, rap, dance and melodic bass to the 1Xtra listeners on Monday nights.”

Faron McKenzie, Head of 1Xtra, says: “This is a really exciting time for 1Xtra and I’d like to congratulate Nadia, Remi, Lady Leshurr and Sian. It’s important that we increase female representation across the network and I look forward to hearing the different voices that are coming to the station and I can’t wait to see what each show will bring.”

These raft of changes also include Reece Parkinson who was named as the new Drivetime Host (Monday-Thursday, 4-7pm) in September and Richie Brave as the new host of 1Xtra Talks (Sundays, 9-10pm).

Nadia Jae and Sian Anderson will take over their new slots at the beginning of January and Remi Burgz and Lady Leshurr’s first shows will be on 30th January 2021.

December 17, 2020 4:00am ET by Pressparty  

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