F-bomb dropped on BBC Radio 2 Drivetime
Simon Mayo’s live programmes from the Big Blue Tent at the Edinburgh Festival have resulted in one or two swear words this week.One particular incident on Tuesday heard special guest Sofie Gråbøl, who was talking about filming a television show scene said: “Give me my f***ing jumper”, to the amazement and amusement of the audience. Simon interrupted and said “It’s my job to say at this point..” Sofie then apologised and said “I meant bloody”
John Lloyd, producer of BBC Radio 4′s The Museum of Curiosity, was also on the show as a guest, and came up with excuses for the swear words saying they were types of food in Danish.
Sofie again apologised later in the show saying “I won’t even swear in Danish now”.
Simon then turned to John Lloyd to talk about his show, who joked he was going to talk about Jeremy Hunt, former Culture Secretary.
A BBC Spokesperson told RadioToday: “The guests were all briefed ahead of the programme to remind them that this is was a live broadcast. But after Sophie accidentally swore Simon, of course, immediately apologised to listeners.”
Simon is live from the Edinburgh Festival all this week on BBC Radio 2 from 5pm till 7pm.
Traditional youth broadcasters must adapt or die, says Radio 1′s Ben Cooper as he introduces new talent to the station.
From September, a number of young video bloggers will join BBC Radio 1 to present a new weekly show alongside Dan and Phil that will be fully visualised and streamed online.
The show – thought to be the first of its kind – will see vloggers Zoella aka Zoe Sugg (5.7 million YouTube subscribers), Tyler Oakley (5.1 million), TomSka aka Thomas Ridgewell (3 million), Troye Sivan (2.5 million), ThatcherJoe aka Joe Sugg (2.7 million), Sprinkle Of Glitter aka Louise Pentland (1.6 million), BritPopPrincess aka Patricia Bright (0.5 million), Marcus Butler (2.9 million), Caspar aka Caspar Lee (2.9 million) and Jack and Dean aka Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs (360,000) guest presenting each Monday between 9-10pm.
Dan and Phil, who both arrived at Radio 1 thanks to their YouTube posts, said: “We’re both extremely excited about our new show. We feel like proud parents introducing the spawn of the internet to the people of the radio. Each personality will bring something totally different and seeing what they do with their episode and what music they play will be a really interesting, great experience!”
BritPopPrincess (pictured above) said: “So excited to do a YouTuber takeover on Radio 1. So glad to see the wider community embracing what we do, I love music and talking – a perfect mix for me and I can’t wait!”
The YouTube stars have over 27 million subscribers to their channels between them.
Ben Cooper said: “Traditional youth broadcasters must adapt or die. It would be short-sighted to dismiss the importance of vloggers and ignore the new breed of presenting talent that are so influential to young audiences.”
Dan and Phil will host the first show at 9pm on 1st September, with their fellow vloggers taking over the following weeks. Further details will be revealed on Radio 1.