Radio 1's Weekend Breakfast Show

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Weekend Breakfast with Matt and Mollie
Other namesMatt and Mollie
GenreMusic, chat
Running time240 minutes (6:00 am–10:00 am)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Language(s)English
Home stationBBC Radio 1
Hosted byMatt Edmondson And Mollie King
Recording studioStudio 82A, Broadcasting House, London
Audio formatStereophonic sound
WebsiteMatt and Mollie, Radio 1's Weekend Breakfast Show

Radio 1's Weekend Breakfast Show is a radio show that is broadcast across the UK from 6am to 10am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on BBC Radio 1. The show is a part of Radio 1's weekend schedule, and is currently presented by Matt Edmondson and Mollie King.

Weekend Breakfast is an extension of The Radio 1 Breakfast Show which, before June 2018, aired on weekdays from 6:30 to 10am, while the weekend show aired on Saturdays and Sundays. In June 2018 Radio 1 decided to incorporate the Friday breakfast show into the station's weekend schedule, using the weekend presenters.[1]

History[edit]

Weekend breakfast programming on Radio 1 had originally been a continuation of Junior Choice with Ed Stewart and later Tony Blackburn which had been broadcast on the BBC Light Programme (originally as Children's Favourites) since 1954. This ended in September 1984 when a new weekend breakfast show, minus the children's requests,[2] was launched[3] with Peter Powell being the first presenter followed by, among others, Mark Goodier, Sybil Ruscoe, Bruno Brookes and Liz Kershaw together, Gary Davies, Kevin Greening, Clive Warren and Dave Pearce. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the weekend breakfast show was split into two different shows by two different DJs until on 20 September 2003, the separate weekend breakfast shows were merged.

List of Radio 1 Weekend Breakfast Presenters[4][5]
No Presenter Showtime From To Duration
1 Spoony Sat - Sun 07:00 - 10:00 20 September 2003 17 September 2006 2 years, 362 days
2 Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates Sat - Sun 07:00 - 10:00 23 September 2006 7 October 2007 1 year, 14 days
3 Nihal Sat - Sun 07:00 - 10:00 13 October 2007 31 August 2008 323 days
4 Chappers and Dave (Cover) Sat - Sun 07:00 - 10:00 6 September 2008 19 October 2008 43 days
5 Nick Grimshaw Sat - Sun 07:00 - 10:00 25 October 2008 24 May 2009 211 days
6 Chappers and Dave (Cover) Sat - Sun 07:00 - 10:00 30 May 2009 28 June 2009 29 days
7 Dev Sat - Sun 07:00 - 10:00 4 July 2009 20 September 2009 78 days
8 Edith Bowman Sat - Sun 07:00 - 10:00 26 September 2009 1 April 2012 2 years, 188 days
9 Gemma Cairney Sat - Sun 07:00 - 10:00 7 April 2012 23 March 2014 1 year, 350 days
10 Dev Sat - Sun 07:00 - 10:00 29 March 2014 31 August 2014 155 days
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 10:00 6 September 2014 10 March 2018 3 years, 185 days
11 Dev and Alice Levine Sat - Sun 06:00 - 10:00 17 March 2018 10 June 2018 85 days
Fri - Sun 06:00 - 10:00 15 June 2018 11 November 2018 149 days
12 Matt Edmondson and Mollie King Fri - Sun 06:00 - 10:00 16 November 2018 Present 243 days

Dev and Alice Levine (March - November 2018)[edit]

On 17 January 2018, BBC Radio 1 announced that Alice Levine will be shifted from weekend afternoon slot (1-4pm) to co-host Dev on Weekend Breakfast slot. At a time when pay equality is under scrutiny at the BBC, Radio 1 confirmed Alice Levine and Dev will earn the same, as will Maya and Jordan. Matt Edmondson filled Alice Levine's afternoon slot.[6] The show was then increased to three days (Friday to Sundays) as the weekend schedule was incorporated into Friday's schedule.

Matt and Mollie (November 2018 - Present)[edit]

On 26 October 2018, BBC Radio 1 announced that Matt Edmondson and Mollie King will join the Radio 1's Weekend Breakfast Show, swapping with Dev and Alice Levine which will be shifted to afternoon slot at 1-4pm. The schedule change may have been sparked by Charlie Sloth's unexpectedly early departure from Radio 1 in October 2018. As a result, Dev has been covering Charlie Sloth's evening show, namely The 8th. According to Radio 1's website, he will continue to do for the foreseeable future. If he had stayed on breakfast, this would have meant a late-night finish for Dev on Thursdays, followed by an early-morning start on Fridays.[7] The changes took into place on 16 November 2018.[8] The first song of the show was Higher from The Saturdays and Flo Rida, as they called Greg James (Radio 1 Breakfast presenter) to pick it.[9]

Show Length[edit]

At the beginning, the show had a length of 3 hours, which was from 7-10am. Beginning from September 2014, the show is then increased to 4 hours (6-10am) due to changes on the late night and early morning schedule.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McIntosh, Steven (10 April 2018). "Major schedule changes for BBC Radio 1" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  2. ^ "Flashbak Digital Collection". Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  3. ^ "BBC Radio 1 England – 29 September 1984 – BBC Genome". genome.ch.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  4. ^ "BBC Genome". genome.ch.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  5. ^ "BBC Radio 1 - Schedules". BBC. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Maya Jama and celebrity guests join Radio 1 weekend line-up - BBC Newsbeat". BBC Newsbeat. 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  7. ^ McIntosh, Steven (26 October 2018). "Radio 1 gets new weekend breakfast hosts". BBC News. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  8. ^ "BBC Radio 1 announce Matt Edmonson and Mollie King as new Weekend Breakfast Show hosts". BBC Radio. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  9. ^ "BBC Radio 1 - Matt and Mollie, Friday Fun, Claire Foy and Party For One". BBC. Retrieved 17 November 2018.