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Gemma Cairney

A little bit about Gemma

Gemma Cairney has taken on the reigns of The Surgery, teaming up with Dr Radha each week to offer you guidance and support on a range of life issues.

Gemma joined BBC Radio 1Xtra in November 2008 as the co-host of the weekday Breakfast show with Trevor Nelson. In January 2011 she went on to host her own weekday afternoon show on the network which focused on fashion, entertainment and celebrities.

Since joining the Radio 1 and 1Xtra family Gemma has also co-hosted The Surgery, presented Radio 1's early breakfast show, and fronted several special documentaries across the two stations.

The former Brit School pupil began her radio career at Channel 4 Radio, interviewing bands from the biggest summer festivals in 2007, before moving on to Kiss FM in 2008.

Gemma also hit our television screens in 2009 as a roving reporter for the BBCs coverage of Glastonbury Festival which she has covered for the last three years and she also presented alongside Alexa Chung and Henry Holland on the T4 show, Frock Me.

Speaking about the new slot, she says "I have always been humbled and inspired by the honesty and warmth of The Surgery, in many ways for me it's Radio 1 at its most magic. It's a safe space, where you can ask anything, talk freely about what's troubling you, what's on our minds and in our hearts."