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Opinions: say Scott and Chris had never met and therefore he would never have been on the show. Do we think Scott would still be on radio 1?

I personally think while Scott is very good, Chris is such a bit part on the show and keeps it sounding very 'young' and relivent. I don't know if it would have lasted without Chris. Scott is the stronger presenter, but Chris really gives a lot of 'heart' to the show

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Ooh, good topic! I think the answer is no, for the reasons you said. I think at times it sounds a bit like the Chris Stark show - Chris is the personality whilst Scott is just there to facilitate. Not all of the time, definitely not - they're great together. But Scott definitely reveals a lot less about his life than he used to, and Chris has filled that gap. But now he's married with a child he himself is getting a bit too mature for Radio 1. 

Another thing I think helped prolong Scott's Radio 1 career was the timing and nature of his demotion. If he hadn't been moved when he was, he'd either have been on drivetime for 14 years (unlikely) or on weekends or gone completely. After eight years he'd probably taken drive as far as he could (as great as it was) so giving him a new daytime show to start from scratch gave him a new lease of life imo.

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On 8/23/2018 at 7:53 PM, OohErr said:

Ooh, good topic! I think the answer is no, for the reasons you said. I think at times it sounds a bit like the Chris Stark show - Chris is the personality whilst Scott is just there to facilitate. Not all of the time, definitely not - they're great together. But Scott definitely reveals a lot less about his life than he used to, and Chris has filled that gap. But now he's married with a child he himself is getting a bit too mature for Radio 1. 

Another thing I think helped prolong Scott's Radio 1 career was the timing and nature of his demotion. If he hadn't been moved when he was, he'd either have been on drivetime for 14 years (unlikely) or on weekends or gone completely. After eight years he'd probably taken drive as far as he could (as great as it was) so giving him a new daytime show to start from scratch gave him a new lease of life imo.

Scott now I think? is now the longest on the daytime lineup, in current slot, since Greg and Grimmy swapped

I wonder if next year he will be moved? I actually think there is a possibility he could be the new R2 breakfast host you know, although Sara deserves it, and there is a campaign for a woman anchor, I think Scott is definitely in with a shot and he'd be silly not to put his hat in the ring

On topic, I think if he'd have stayed at drive, Greg would have gone straight to breakfast when CM left or maybe they would have swapped Scott and Moyles over instead of bringing Grimmy in

If Chris hadn't arrived I think Scott would have been on R2 already or a commercial station, wasn't it true that he was in talks with Capital when they got rid of Jonny Vaughn?

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Fascinating comments. I'm so pleased Scott has lasted at the station this long. I think it has helped him keep evolving with the ever changing R1 world. I personally don't listen to the show anymore not sure why just couldn't connect with it anymore as sad as it is to admit that as back in the day for me he was just as good as Moyles. I think now he would be silly to turn down a move to Radio 2 as he may not get that opportunity again for a long time. I feel Sara will get Breakfast over there and why not have Scott take her Monday-Thursday late night show. That way Scott can remain with R1 on Fridays doing his dream gig The Official Chart aswell as cover?

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