Chappers and Dave
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Home station||BBC Radio 1|
|Audio format||FM and Digital radio|
Chappers and Dave was the name of an irregular BBC Radio 1 show presented by Mark Chapman and Comedy Dave. The show was usually only heard on air together when covering for other DJs at weekends. Following Mark's departure from Radio 1 in 24 December 2009, the Chappers and Dave show format became defunct.
In late 2010, Chappers and Dave presented their own show on BBC Radio 5 Live called Commentary Selection Box.
Significant Cover Work
Whilst the pair have no regular slot on Radio 1, and usually only cover occasional weekend shows for one or two week periods, recently they have covered shows for significant periods of time.
The idea for a show was conceived as a cover between JK and Joel joining the station in July 2004 and Scott Mills move to daytime. They hosted a sports programme from May to July 2004 from 1-4. The pair also presented Radio 1's Weekend Early Breakfast Show for two months during the second half of 2008 in between Nihal leaving the show and Nick Grimshaw arriving. They also covered the Lie In on Sunday mornings in late 2008, to fill the gap between Dick and Dom leaving the show and Sara Cox taking over in 2009.
They can be found individually on other shows. Chappers was heard on air during The Scott Mills Show, weekdays 4 – 7 pm, while Dave was heard on The Chris Moyles Show, weekdays 6:30 – 10 am. Chappers presented his last show on Radio 1 on Thursday 24 December 2009, to concentrate on his career as a sports journalist, specifically for BBC Radio 5 Live and ESPN.
Chappers has been known to fly solo on occasional weekends as well as covering for Scott whilst he is away. Dave has occasionally presented on his own when Chappers cannot cover with him.
They appeared in the 12 May episode of The Weakest Link, winning over The Chuckle Brothers. In 2008, they raised over £175,000 for Sport Relief by running a mile at every premiership football ground in England and Scotland in 8 days. Chappers also completed the 2008 Flora London Marathon for children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent. The two also regularly DJ across the country.
| Radio 1 Weekend Breakfast Show host
May 2009- July 2009