ROB BECKETT JOINS ABSOLUTE RADIO

ROB BECKETT JOINS ABSOLUTE RADIO

Absolute Radio has signed comedian Rob Beckett for his radio presenting debut. The comic will host a brand new Sunday afternoon show building on the station’s mix of music, comedy and football.

Best known as a stand-up comedian and TV presenter, Rob’s recent appearances include Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Celebrity Juice, 8 Out of 10 Cats and as host of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now.

Rob made his debut on Absolute Radio last year as a panellist on commercial radio’s first comedy panel show – The Manuscript. He joins the station’s line up of comedy talent alongside talented broadcasters and stand-up performers including Frank Skinner, Christian O’Connell, Alun Cochrane and Ian Stone.

The new Sunday show, part of the Rock N Roll Football strand will feature a mix of music, goal updates and comedy to complement the station’s exclusive Barclays Premier League show hosted by Ian Wright on Saturdays. It forms part of the Rock N Roll Football sponsorship package and offers commercial partners an enticing new opportunity.

Rob Beckett said: ‘I’m so happy to be joining Absolute Radio. I have always been a big fan of the station and Rock n Roll Football, so to have my own show on there is amazing. I just can’t wait for the season to start. The only thing that could make me happier is if they started using free kick foam in the Premier League and I was in charge of spraying it.’

Tony Moorey, Content Director said, ‘Rob’s arrival adds to the rich quality of comedy talent on Absolute Radio and builds on our music-football-funny content strategy.’

Rock N Roll Football with Rob Beckett launches on Absolute Radio Sunday afternoon 2-6:00pm on August 3rd.

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