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1 June 2018

Absolute Radio signs Matt Forde for Rock n Roll Football show

Absolute Radio has signed Matt Forde to present its weekly Rock n Roll Football Show.

The comic will be taking over from fellow comic Rob Beckett on the Saturday afternoon show from August 11.

Although primarily known for his political comedy, Forde is also a massive fan of Nottingham Forest – as too is Rock n Roll Football Show co-host Matt Dyson, who remains with the programme.

Forde said: “I’m a fan of rock ‘n’ roll, football and Absolute Radio… and I’m not just saying that because they’re my new employers. I can’t wait to get started with Matt Dyson and hope that we’ll be the best Forest partnership since Collymore and Roy.”

Absolute Radio’s content director Paul Sylvester added: “Rock N Roll Football is an institution on Absolute Radio and I’m delighted that Matt Forde is taking the chair.

“It’s an alternative look at the game from the fan’s perspectives where we’re less bothered about starting line-ups and more interested in compiling the Top 10 worst Premier League haircuts.

“I’d also like to thank Rob Beckett for the four seasons he’s been on the show and how he’s re-invented the programme.”




About Absolute Radio:

Absolute Radio is a national radio station where ‘Real Music Matters’, wrapped up with lashings of personality and mischief from presenters including Frank Skinner, Jason Manford and Dave Berry who have the freedom to say what they think and tell it like it is.

Absolute Radio also has a network of digital decade brands; Absolute Radio 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute 80s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Radio 00s and Absolute Classic Rock.

Listen to Absolute Radio on 105.8FM in London and the South-East, 105.2FM in the West Midlands, nationally on DAB or 1215AM, online, via the official mobile app digital TV or voice-activated device. For more information log on to


For further press information, please contact:


Cat Martin – Bauer Media Communications Director (Radio)

T: 0207 432 3317 M: 07932 746 363


Amelia O’Shea – Bauer Media Communications Manager (Radio)

T: 0207 432 3417 M: 07718 489342

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