Kiss FM breakfast show hosts Rickie, Melvin and Charlie leave the station together and join BBC Radio 1 for new late night show

BREAKFAST show hosts Rickie Williams, Melvin Odoom and Charlie Hedges have left their jobs at Kiss FM and joined BBC Radio 1 for a new late night show, replacing Charlie Sloth.

The trio currently present The Kiss 100 Breakfast Show, one of Britain’s biggest commercial radio shows. Their new show, on Monday to Thursday 9pm to 11pm, will feature candid conversations, this time after the watershed.

Rickie and Melvin, who met at university, are regulars on the entertainment scene, presenting for the likes of BBC Three, ITV 2, Channel 4 and MTV, and have hosted the MOBO Awards.

Charlie began her music career DJing at international events and festivals such as Ministry of Sound, Global Gathering, V Festival and Space Ibiza, playing alongside some of the biggest names in dance.

Rickie, Melvin and Charlie said: “We’re so excited to be joining the Radio 1 family and bringing all our energy and entertainment to the station. Hearing a new side to us as we get to showcase the music we love.”

Ben Cooper, controller at Radio 1 & 1Xtra, said: “We need to keep disrupting, keep changing. I can’t wait to tune in to hear Rickie, Melvin and Charlie on Radio 1 with an exciting mix of late night humour and great new music.”

Harry is editor of The Entertainment Gazette, working on Showbiz and Entertainment news in the UK - got a story? +44 7494615641 for tip-offs.

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