After Charlie Sloth announced his departure from BBC Radio 1 Xtra last month after nearly a decade on Radio 1 and 1Xtra, much speculation was put on who would be the new host of the popular ‘The Rap Show’ for the networks.
Well, fans won’t have to wait much longer as the BBC announced this morning (November 15) that seasoned DJ Tiffany Calver will be taking over the reigns for the coveted weekend slot starting January 5, 2019.
The Telford-born DJ started her career at Radar Radio before moving to Bauer. Tiffany has been described as ‘The future of the music industry’ by i-D Magazine.
Her network in the music scene extends beyond the UK with Tiffany gaining the global spotlight last year when she was the first female to curate a mix for Drake’s OVO Sound radio show, as well as having an opening DJ set during Beyonce and Jay Z's OTRII tour in London.
Speaking on her new role, she said:
“I’m honoured to be taking over the slot that has pretty much soundtracked my life. I look forward to carrying on the legacy of such a prestigious and highly respected show while also having the opportunity to add my own flavour (and sound effects) to it. This is a new beginning in so many ways; dreams really can come true.”
After almost 10 years of dedicating my life to BBC radio 1xtra & Radio 1 and achieving everything I set out to I’ve decided the time has come to leave the BBC and seek a new challenge. I want to thank everybody who has listened to me over the years and supported me in everything I have done I love you and the journey continues. I also want to say a huge thank you to the following people for always believing in me and supporting me while at the Bbc. Dellessa James Alex lawless Carlene Morlese Rob little john Julie Shepherd Rebecca frank Joe Harland Rhys Hughes Lim La Richards Janine kempadoo Hermet Chadha Rachal Mcalroy Alex Rata Lucy Hickling And especially Ben cooper for being a great leader and for giving me all the opportunities he has to prove myself I’m forever grateful I hope all my colleagues at 1xtra and radio 1 keep up the amazing work it’s been an incredible place to work and I’m honoured to have done so. I joined the BBC as a boy and I leave as a man. Together we have created some moments that will live forever. Charlie Sloth ANNOUNCEMENT ON WHATS NEXT COMING SOON
Calver will be the first female DJ to host the show, with previous presenters including Tim Westwood and Charlie Sloth. Further additions include Snoochie Shy taking over the late-night 1Xtra show every Monday to Thursday.
Congratulations to Tiffany Calver and Snoochie Shy!