Stephen Merchant, the BAFTA award-winning writer, best known for creating The Office, is the latest new presenter on BBC 6 Music.
The director and actor is to start a new music show on Sundays from January 14.
An avid fan of music, Merchant is looking forward to starting his show. Telling us what to expect, he says, “When I was a teenager I used to run a mobile disco for weddings and birthdays, so DJ-ing is in my blood. The 6 Music show will be all about the music – I love making people listen to the tunes that excite me – but obviously if things are not working, I’ll just stick on C’mon Eileen.”
Merchant has lots of experience DJing, starting off at university radio before presenting a local Bristol breakfast show.
More recently he co-hosted a popular show on London’s XFM with Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington.