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.