A local man has taken over as a host on BBC Radio 1's breakfast show.

Sam MacGregor, from Maidenhead, has joined forces with Danni Diston, from Cornwall, to co-host BBC Radio 1’s new Weekend Breakfast show.

Playing live on Saturdays and Sundays from 7am to 10am, the pair have previously featured in Radio 1’s Christmas Takeover in 2020.

From there, they became regulars on the station covering a range of shows as well as hosting Radio 1’s coverage of Boardmasters Festival 2022 and most recently, joining the Radio 1 family at Big Weekend 2023 in Dundee.

Their first breakfast show was broadcast on Saturday, September 9, 2023.

Sam MacGregor and Danni Diston say: “We are so excited to officially be joining the Radio 1 family. Having our own show is something we’ve both dreamed of since we can remember.

“Weekend Breakfast is always a great laugh, the listeners are brilliant and we can’t wait to get started.

“It means so much to us that we will be broadcasting live from BBC Cymru Wales in Cardiff. It’s the city where we became best mates, began presenting together and now, the city we proudly call home."

Head of Radio 1, Aled Haydn Jones, said: “I’m so excited to hear Sam and Danni’s new Weekend Breakfast show from Cardiff. They’re already key members of the Radio 1 family, this just makes it official."