Liam Gallagher presents Radio 1’s Annie Nightingale with world record

Ex-Oasis frontman honours presenter on his 38th birthday

Liam Gallagher has presented BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale with a Guinness World Record award for serving 40 years as a presenter.

The ex-Oasis singer honoured her with the accolade at the station’s London headquarters on his 38th birthday.

Annie is a true icon of British radio,” the Beady Eye frontman said. “She’s been on Radio 1 since before I was born. Good on her for getting this record. I hope she’s still here in another 40 years!”

Nightingale was the first female DJ to present on Radio 1 back in 1970, and has been on air with the station since.

“When I took the wrong record off and caused eight seconds of dead air on my very first Radio 1 show, I thought that was the beginning and end of me,” she said. “Since then I think it’s been a case of keep cool and carry on.”