Thursday, December 01, 2011

Former Nickelodeon UK Presenter Dave Berry To Replace Johnny Vaughan On London Radio Station Capital 95.8's Breakfast Show

From MediaGuardian:
Dave Berry to replace Johnny Vaughan on Capital breakfast show

Berry to move from weekend slot to weekdays after the sudden departure of breakfast host Vaughan

Dave Berry with his breakfast show cohost Lisa Snowdon

Dave Berry has been confirmed as the new breakfast presenter of London radio station Capital 95.8 following the sudden departure of Johnny Vaughan.

Berry, who presents Capital's weekend breakfast show and is engaged to Sugababes singer Heidi Range, will join Vaughan's co-host Lisa Snowdon in early January.

Berry has presented shows on Channel 4 youth strand T4 and spent three years on Capital's sister station, Xfm.

He began his career on children's channel Nickelodeon and presented the TRL request show on MTV.

Various big names had been linked to the breakfast show, including Radio 1's Chris Moyles and Scott Mills, following Vaughan's unexpected exit on 18 November after nearly eight years in the job.

But it was thought likely that the station, which said it was looking for a younger host than 45-year-old Vaughan, would look in-house for his replacement.

Moyles had previously been linked with a move to Global but recently signed a new contract with Radio 1 until 2014.

Vaughan will be a tough act to follow, as the No 1 commercial radio breakfast show in London. Berry is likely to be substantially cheaper than Vaughan, who picked up an annual salary of about £800,000.
Also, from Digital Spy:
Dave Berry to replace Johnny Vaughan on Capital FM breakfast

Dave Berry has been confirmed as the new breakfast presenter alongside Lisa Snowdon on London radio station Capital 95.8, following the shock departure of Johnny Vaughan.

Snowdon made the announcement this morning to Capital listeners, confirming that Berry will become her permanent new co-host from January 2012.

Berry, who is engaged to Sugababes singer Heidi Range, started his broadcasting career at MTV's Nickelodeon, before moving to Channel 4's T4 strand in 2004.

He spent three years on Capital's sister station Xfm and currently presents the Capital weekend breakfast show.

Berry told the Capital blog: "To be given the opportunity to wake up London every weekday morning is a dream come true. I have an absolute passion for radio, I love this city and of course it's no bad thing working alongside the gorgeous Lisa Snowdon. Bring it on!"

Various high-profile names had been linked with the Capital breakfast show following Vaughan's unexpected exit on November 18, including BBC Radio 1's Chris Moyles.

Bookmakers were also taking bets on more outside contenders, including Celebrity Juice star Keith Lemon and former Radio 2 breakfast legend Terry Wogan.

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