PEELIE TO PRESENT CHART RUNDOWN

35 years after joining Radio 1, the veteran DJ gets the nod at last...

Veteran DJ JOHN PEEL is to present the Chart rundown for the first time in his 35-year career.

Peel, 63, who has become a legend on the UK music scene, championing new and underground music throughout his time at the station, will host the show as a one-off on January 12.

Speaking about the show, he said: “I’m really looking forward to it. Some of my listeners found out I was doing this and I’ve had lots and lots of e-mails of encouragement.”

The show is looking for a regular presenter after Mark Goodier left the show. Other presenters on the show include Jo Whiley and Chris Moyles.