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Weekend swap-around at BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 has announced a presenter swap for its weekend shows, with Matt Edmondson and Mollie King taking over breakfast Fridays-Sundays.

It's been reported within the BBC that the change, which will see Matt and Mollie swap slots with Dev Griffin and Alice Levine, follows the departure of Charlie Sloth from the station. Dev has taken over presenting Charlie's old Thursday night show The 8th, which results in the presenter finish late on Thursday night only to rise at 4am to present R1 breakfast.

The new Radio 1 three-day weekend schedule arrangement, which sees shows running from Friday to Sunday was first introduced earlier this year.

The swap takes place in November.


Matt Edmondson: 
“Getting to present the Radio 1 Breakfast Show three days a week is an absolute dream come true, as is working with Mollie (a nightmare is technically still a dream). I know we’re going to have so much fun, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Mollie King:
 “I’m absolutely blown away to have been asked to host the Radio 1 Breakfast Show every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Matt Edmondson, my partner in crime! I remember the buzz I got when I first walked into Radio 1 as a guest 10 years ago, and that buzz is still with me now every time I step through the studio doors. I can’t wait to get started! See you there - bright and most definitely early!!”

Dev and Alice:
“The thing we will really miss is setting that 4am alarm, but in time we think we might get used to it. We love doing the show together, and the afternoons have such a good energy about them - these shows are ideal for our sense of humour and the kind of things we like to talk about. We can’t wait to get started!”