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Hits Radio announce brand new Breakfast show with Fleur East, Greg Burns and James Barr

Bauer Media today announce that Fleur East, Greg Burns and James Barr are the hosts of the brand new Hits Radio Breakfast Show, set to launch on Friday 12th July.

Broadcasting live from Manchester on weekday mornings, this national commercial breakfast show lead by the talented Fleur East will be as fun as it is unique. Much like your favourite WhatsApp group chat, this trio of lively individuals are there to bring you up to date on all the biggest things happening right now and never take themselves too seriously.

Singer and TV personality Fleur East has been in the public eye since shooting to fame as a finalist on The X Factor (2014) before launching a music-career with huge debut single ‘Sax’, which garnered over 110 million streams on Spotify and 75 million plays on YouTube. She re-captured the public’s hearts all over again when appearing as a contestant on last year’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! (2018) and has since featured as a regular presenter on ITV’s This Morning.

Fellow host Greg Burns is an award-winning comedian and presenter who has held long-running Drivetime shows on both Heart and Capital FM, as well as a successful show on Virgin Radio. After returning from Australia where he hosted a national morning show for the last two years, the radio star is back to entertain UK audiences. James Barr is an MTV presenter and comedian who co-hosts one of the UK's leading LGBTQ+ comedy award-winning podcasts, and is taking his first solo show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer. Together the three will be regularly joined on the show by some of today’s biggest names in entertainment and music.

Paul Gerrard, Programme Director Hits Radio said “Fleur has a perfect radio personality with an infectious energy and naturally chatty style that we know our listeners will love. Her natural talent for radio shone through the minute she stepped into the studio and it’s with this and her brilliant co-hosts Greg and James that we’ve been able to build a really exciting new breakfast show. At once relevant, engaging and uplifting, the show will connect perfectly for our listeners who lead busy and chaotic lives.”

New Breakfast host Fleur East said “We’re buzzing with excitement to launch this new show and be a morning companion for so many people around the UK. There will be early starts, but Breakfast Radio has the power to brighten up any morning, and we’re all about bringing that fun and positive energy.”

The team are in good company at Hits Radio, with fellow presenter Sarah Jane Crawford recently appointed to present afternoons on the station, in addition to hosting The UK Chart Show every Sunday. Rising star Jordan Lee has been signed up as evening host, while Gemma Atkinson and Wes Butters are set to launch an exciting new Drivetime show in the New Year.

Hits Radio can be heard on DAB digital radio across the UK, on FM in Manchester, on mobile apps, smart speakers and at hitsradio.co.uk

For Further information:

Cat Martin - Communications Director, Bauer Media
T: 07932 746363
E: cat.martin@bauermedia.co.uk

Amelia O’Shea - Bauer Media Communications Manager (Radio)
T: 07718 489342
E: amelia.oshea@bauermedia.co.uk

About Hits Radio

Hits Radio is a new national digital radio station, available on DAB Digital radio, Freeview, online and via listen apps. Home to Hits Radio Breakfast with Fleur East, Greg and James, The UK Chart Show with Sarah Jane Crawford and The Hits Radio Throwback, Hits Radio is the only national commercial radio station to be broadcast out of Manchester.

Aimed at a family-focused audience aged 25-44, Hits Radio offers listeners an entertaining and fun escape, combined with original, authentic presenters. Featuring a soundtrack of the biggest hits and the biggest throwbacks, the station is bursting with huge tunes and big personalities, with a strong sense of community at its core. Hits Radio is part of the Hits Radio Network.

About Hits Radio Network:

The Hits Radio Network reaches a national audience of 25-44 year olds. It is home to Hits Radio, a new national station which plays the biggest hits and the biggest throwbacks. The network which reaches 6.1 million listeners is also home to strong heritage brands, including Newcastle’s Metro, Birmingham‘s Free, Liverpool’s Radio City, Glasgow’s Clyde 1 and Edinburgh’s Forth 1. Bursting with huge tunes, and big personalities, audiences can expect the latest songs from artists including Katy Perry, Little Mix and Lewis Capaldi to throwbacks of the biggest hits from the likes of Rihanna, P!nk and Lady Gaga.

About Bauer Media UK:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.