Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Jameela gets her own Radio 1 show

Jameela Jamil will host a Sunday request show
Jameela Jamil will host a Sunday request show

Jameela Jamil has landed her own show on Radio 1 in a schedule shake-up.

The 26-year-old T4 host will host a two-hour Sunday request show, replacing Tom Deacon in the 7pm slot.

The revamp will also see Greg James and Scott Mills swapping their three-hour weekday programmes.

Greg will take over the drive-time 4pm show, while Scott, understood to have signed a new three-year deal with the station, will move to 1pm.

Jameela, who has also been a model, joins during the April 2 overhaul.

She said: "To say I'm excited is a major understatement. Being offered the opportunity to join the Radio 1 family is literally a dream come true, and I can't wait to slip on the headphones."

Edith Bowman is being dropped from the breakfast show on Saturdays and Sundays. She will see her hours cut to just one hour a week as she moves to a Tuesday evening show reviewing new releases.

Her weekend breakfast slot will be filled by Gemma Cairney who has been a presenter for sister station 1Xtra. She said: "I arrived at 1Xtra just over three years ago a wide-eyed puppy and soon became obsessed with all things radio. It will be really emotional but I'm only moving downstairs to Radio 1, and I can't wait for all the new fun it'll bring."

Reggie Yates, who will soon be busy as host of new BBC1 talent show The Voice, is leaving his Saturday request programme but will continue to host the official chart countdown on Sundays.

Newcomer Danny Howard, 24, from Blackpool, will host a new Dance Anthems show on Saturdays at 4pm, Reggie's old slot, after winning a talent search by the station.

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