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Wes Butters

Wes was born in Salford on the very day that Margaret Thatcher came to power. With ambitions to become a movie director, he studied film and television at the city's university, but took a year out to pursue a job reading out traffic and travel on the radio, and never went back.

In 2002, he landed the coveted role as the 9th host of BBC Radio 1's prestigious Top 40 chart show. Since then Wes has guest-presented the 6 Music breakfast show and produced and presented documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and recently joined BBC Radio Leeds presenting their mid morning programme.

He has modelled for GQ, Vogue and Company magazines, and was the man behind the 'Crazy Frog' record, recently voted the 25th worst song of the noughties.

In addition to broadcasting, Wes has been the author of two biographies; 'Kenneth Williams Unseen' and 'Whatshisname: The Life and Death of Charles Hawtrey', the number one pre-ordered biography on Amazon. Wes has a four-year old daughter Maisie.