Radio 1 shakes up schedule after departure of key voices


Radio 1 shakes up schedule after departure of key voices


Radio 1 Breakfast has ended its three-day weekend experiment with Greg James presenting five days a week from January 2021.

Adele Roberts will present Saturday and Sundays, with Arielle Free gaining the early breakfast slot on Monday to Thursday.

Matt and Mollie, current weekend breakfast presenters, will return to weekend afternoons to fill the slot left by Dev’s departure.

Radio 1 has announced early breakfast on Friday will be given to new talent, with Joel Mitchell, Mollie Finn and Fee Mak being the first to host the show.

Gemma Bradley will replace Huw Stephens presenting BBC Music Introducing, while Sian Eleri will replace Phil Taggart on Radio 1’s Chillest Show.

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of BBC Radio 1, says: “This is a really exciting time for Radio 1 as we prepare to welcome the next generation of talent: Sian and Gemma are going to bring some brilliant energy to our weekend line up, and with our new Friday morning rotation we’re going to be hearing from some fantastic new presenters over the coming months.

“The listener is at the heart of everything we do at Radio 1, and we look forward to introducing a fresh new schedule as we continue to deliver the entertainment, escapism and new music that our audiences know and love.”