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Jack Saunders to replace Scott Mills on Radio 1’s Official Chart Show

By | Published on Friday 29 July 2022

Jack Saunders

BBC Radio 1 has announced Jack Saunders as the new host of its weekly chart show on Fridays at 4pm, counting down the top 40 singles in the UK, as compiled with the Official Charts Company.

“I can’t believe my name gets added next to the endless list of legends who have presented ‘The Official Chart’ and to take over from an amazing broadcaster such as Scott Mills is amazing”, says Saunders. “I can’t wait to get started and put my own imprint on it”.

Aled Haydn Jones, Head Of BBC Radio 1, adds: “Jack is a fantastic presenter who has proved hugely popular with our listeners. I know fans of ‘The Official Chart’ will love his infectious energy and passion for music that he’ll undoubtedly bring to the show”.

Martin Talbot, Chief Executive of the Official Charts Company, comments: “What fantastic news it is that Jack is to become the latest host of Radio 1’s ‘Official Chart Show’. Jack is a perfect choice as the new host of radio’s most vibrant chart show – he is a rising star of British radio, whose progress at Radio 1 has been meteoric, and who also proved to be among the stars of the BBC’s Glastonbury TV coverage this year”.

“While Scott will be an incredibly hard act to follow”, he adds, “Jack has talent to burn and is sure to bring a fresh and exciting new approach to ‘The Official Chart Show’, as the official singles chart gears up to celebrate its 70th anniversary later this year”.

Saunders’ first show will air on 9 Sep. And, as I think may have been mentioned here already, he takes over presenting the show from Scott Mills, who recently announced his departure to Radio 2.