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Matt Baker

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The One Show presenter Matt Baker tearfully announced on air  this evening that he will be leaving the show in the Spring after 9 years. 

Baker told viewers he was looking forward to spending more time with his wife Nicola and to putting his children to bed. 

A replacement for Baker is still to be announced. 

4 December 2019

Festive Radio 1 Presenters










BBC Radio 1 has revealed the all-new schedule of guest presenters set to take over the airwaves across the festive period. 

From Boxing Day until New Year’s Eve, the station will be showcasing the best in new and emerging talent, giving 35 new DJs and presenters a once in a lifetime opportunity to broadcast on the UK’s biggest youth radio station. 

Among those taking a step away from their day jobs to host on Radio 1 are Jessica Maciel, a tattoo studio owner from Dublin, Dave Holt, a shop manager from Birkenhead, and Stuart Millar, a PhD student and research engineer from Belfast. 

Joining them is 21 year-old Gregor Davidson from Aberdeen, who will present on Radio 1 on Boxing Day, marking exactly one year to the day since he hosted his first ever radio show; YouTuber and activist Lucy Edwards, who will become Radio 1’s first blind presenter; and presenter and podcaster Jacob Edward who will become the first non-binary person to host a show on the station. Laurie Charlesworth will become the first woman to host Radio 1’s Drum & Bass Show, while sister duo Nakia and Fabienne Oliver will co-present a late night dance show in another first for the station. 

Each taking a turn hosting the coveted Radio 1 Breakfast show will be Henrie Kwushue from London, Laura Crockett from Northamptonshire and Summaya Mughal from Nottingham. Summaya, who also presents on BBC Radio Leicester, is one of several BBC local radio presenters taking part alongside Joel Mitchell (BBC Radio Leeds) and Sian Eleri (BBC Radio Cymru). 

Radio 1 put out the call for presenters out back in October, asking for submissions from anyone with previous radio experience, be it in community, hospital, student or local radio. The new roster have the chance to follow in the footsteps of the station’s current DJs including Greg James and Nick Grimshaw who both started out presenting on student stations, Clara Amfo who began her career as a radio intern, and Annie Mac who previously worked as Assistant Producer to Zane Lowe. 

4 December 2019

New BBC One Drama










BBC One has commissioned a new drama series Showtrial from writer Ben Richards (Strike, The Tunnel). 

Every now and then a trial starts which grips the nation, placing victim and accused - as well as their families - at the heart of a media storm. Showtrial focuses on one such case, when Talitha Campbell, the arrogant daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur, is arrested following the disappearance of fellow student, Hannah Ellis, the hard-working daughter of a single mother. 

From Talitha’s arrest to the jury’s final verdict, Showtrial switches between both sides of the legal battle, as defence and prosecution fight for their version of what really happened to Hannah, and the truth about Talitha: Falsely accused? Or callous murderer? 

Creator and writer, Ben Richards, said: “The right to a fair trial and the idea of reasonable doubt lie at the heart of a civilised society. Showtrial explores how they can be distorted by other factors, in a world where concepts such as fairness, doubt and reason are afforded such diminishing value.”

4 December 2019

Michael McIntyre Christmas Day

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Michael McIntyre's annual entertainment show returns to BBC One on Christmas Day.

The Big Christmas Show was recorded at the London Palladium and features Sharon Osbourne handing over her mobile phone in the Send To All? segment.

Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood might not be feeling quite so fab-u-lous as Michael wakes him up in the middle of the night in a special Christmassy Midnight Gameshow.

The show is aired at 18.00

4 December 2019 

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