Shaun Keaveny

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Shaun Keaveny
Shaun Keaveny - Latitude Festival 2013.JPG
Shaun Keaveny at the Latitude Festival
Born Shaun William Keaveny
(1972-06-14) 14 June 1972 (age 45)
Leigh, Lancashire
Nationality English
Occupation Radio presenter, Comedian
Known for BBC 6 Music morning show
Spouse(s) Lucy Irving (May 2009-2011)

Shaun William Keaveny is a British broadcaster who presents the breakfast show on digital radio station BBC Radio 6 Music.[1]


He played the Kazoo for John Ariss in the student band "Mosque" between 1987 and 1993. He joined BBC in 2000 fronting the Good Morning Britain Breakfast show warming up for Anne Diamond, and later presented the weekday afternoon show (Monday-Thursday) and the Friday breakfast show on XFM London up until 2006. His work on television includes appearing with Richard Bacon on his show Flipside TV (Channel 4 and Paramount Comedy), with Mary Anne Hobbs on JAMZ (Nation 217) and appeared on Ready Steady Cook with Huey Morgan. He also controversially appeared as himself in an episode of 'The Bill' in 2005. He has narrated for E4's Stop Treating Me Like a Kid, Superheroes for Sky One and Channel 4's Road to V; and was the new "voice of Sky One".

He was often derided by Richard Bacon during Bacon's now defunct XFM drive-time show, though he had cordial relations with Bacon off-air. Keaveny joined BBC Radio 6 Music in 2007 and presented its late evening show until April 2007. He began presenting the BBC 6 Music Breakfast Show on 2 April 2007. He also substitutes for a range of presenters on BBC Radio 2.[2] The show was originally presented by Phill Jupitus, who had hosted the show since the station's inception in March 2002. His current breakfast show includes features such as 'Middle Aged Shout-Outs', 'Small Claims Court' ,'Keaveny's Believe It or Not' and 'Snake in my pants '.The show has regular music news updates from presenter Matt Everitt. Professor Brian Cox is a regular contributor to the show.

Keaveny's first book, R2D2 lives in Preston sold 46 copies on its first pressing [3] was published in November 2010. It is a compilation of little known facts relating to various towns throughout the United Kingdom, advised by listeners to his radio show in a feature entitled "Toast the Nation".

On 16 February 2013, Keaveny took part in the fifth series of Let's Dance for Comic Relief as member of "Destiny's Dad" alongside fellow stand up comedians Hal Cruttenden and Mark Dolan.

On 11 April 2014, Keaveny was brought on stage by Manchester band Elbow at Leeds First Direct Arena to play extra drums on their track Grounds for Divorce.


  1. ^ Part time presenter of the Shaun Keaveny Breakfast Show Mon-Fri 07:00-10:00, BBC Radio 6music website
  2. ^ "Shaun Keaveny to present new breakfast show on BBC 6 Music", BBC Press Release, 12 March 2007.
  3. ^ ISBN 0-7522-2745-9, Boxtree (19 November 2010), downloaded 1 December 2010

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