Robert Smith will be hosting a show while John Peel goes on holiday…

THE CURE’s ROBERT SMITH is just one of the guest presenters who will fill BBC RADIO 1 DJ JOHN PEEL’s slot in October.

The presenter will be taking a holiday from October 19, and in his absence three musicians will be given a free reign to play what they want, and to raid the BBC archives.

[a][/a] will kick things off on October 19, followed by Siouxsie And The Banshees’s Siouxsie Sioux on October 20.

Smith will round off the week of guest presenters on the John Peel show (October 21) when he takes over the studio. The star will also be chatting about Peel sessions The Cure have done in the past, as well as playing a few tracks from them too.

The John Peel show airs between 11pm and 1am on Radio 1 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.