Tuesday 02 Sep 2014
BBC Radio 1 announces today that rising star Matt Edmondson is to join the station.
Matt is to appear on Fearne Cotton's morning show every Friday to report on all the latest entertainment news and showbiz gossip.
He'll be hosting some shows too – deputising for presenters when they are off.
Even though Matt is just 24 he has a string of TV and writing credits to his name from hosting T in the Park coverage for BBC Three, writing and presenting for Holy Moly and fronting cult online music show Pocket TV.
With his relaxed, conversational and fearless approach to showbiz interviews, Matt has a reputation for being able to get the best out of his interviewees – from putting Sir Alan Sugar through his paces for a job as a janitor, discussing judging dog competitions with Simon Cowell and giving advice to Marilyn Manson!
Matt says: "I've not been this excited since I got a Superman costume for my fourth birthday. I am genuinely delighted to be joining Radio 1 and working with Fearne – I can't wait to get started."
Ben Cooper, Deputy Controller, Radio 1, says: "Bringing Matt to Radio 1 continues to demonstrate our commitment to developing new and young talent at the station. I'm pleased that he is joining our growing stable of young talent to line up alongside the likes of Greg James, Annie Mac and Dev."
Matt makes his debut in Fearne's show on Friday 15 January between 10.00am and 12.45pm.
Fearne Cotton is on Radio 1, Monday to Friday, 10.00am-12.45pm.
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