‘I feel honoured!’ Lad from Hebburn lands BBC Radio presenting gig

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Chrissy Cameron will be presenting on BBC Radio 1 over Christmas.

A 21-year-old lad from Hebburn has landed a prestigious presenting gig in a Christmas take-over.

Chrissy Cameron, who studies BA (Hons) Media Production at the University of Sunderland, hosts his own show on university radio station Spark Sunderland named Homegrown Hip Hop.

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Now, he will be undertaking the huge opportunity at BBC Radio 1, sitting in for the usual radio presenter, Clara Amfo over Christmas.

Between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day the national station will have a Christmas Takeover 2022, to give new, up and coming radio presenters an opportunity to present on one of the UK’s biggest stations, in order to give them a head-start in their careers.

Chrissy has been selected as one of the presenters and on December 29, he will present a Moments of 2022 special of well-loved radio show Future Sounds - which focuses on new music across the UK.

Chrissy picked up the Gold Award for Best Presenter at this year’s Student Radio Awards, which helped him to get noticed by the BBC.

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We at NewcastleWorld spoke to Chrissy, and he told us how much the opportunity means to him. He said: “Presenting on Radio 1 is something I thought was a pipe dream, something I’d maybe have the chance to do a few years from now, so to be given this opportunity now when I’m only two years into student radio doesn’t feel real.”

He told us of how supportive the team at Radio 1 have been, as he said: “The team have been so supportive of me and my needs. I’m so grateful that they trust me enough to present a show on national radio.”

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Chrissy further explained that Future Sounds is his dream show to present. “Future Sounds is legendary and it’s where I discovered so many new artists over the years. I feel honoured to be following in the footsteps of Annie Mac and Clara Amfo!”

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