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Saw something on Phil Clifton's Wiki that he will take over R1 Breakfast

Is this true? nothing on BBC or from Grimmy

How will this affect Scott and co..

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Seems unlikely, for several reasons.

1) He'd be an external appointment. Radio 1 tend not to bring in people from outside to host the breakfast show unless they're very well known, and even then, they haven't done so since the mid-nineties (Chris Evans and Zoe Ball being the two most recent, and even Zoe was paired up with Kevin Greening who was doing drive prior to the breakfast show). Phil is pretty much a non-entity, all he's done outside of X is a bit of stuff for Channel 4 and MTV, so why they'd pluck him out of obscurity for the Radio 1 Breakfast Show is beyond me.

2) He's 32. Enough said.

3) He's never done personality radio before. X probably let him show a bit of personality, but nothing close to the levels required for filling 17.5 hours a week. He's got no experience, so hiring him for that show would be a big risk (unless they were going for a more music breakfast show, but look how well that worked out during Grimshaw's tenure).

4) It's replacing like for like. Grimmy is a trendy hipster-like bloke from the north. Phil Clifton is a trendy hipster-like bloke from north. Chris Moyles even went as far as describing Phil Clifton as a "crap Grimmy" once.

5) The Wikipedia edit has very crude attention to detail. "He Left Radio x in December 2016 so he take over from Nick Grimshaw on The BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show. He will be Presenting the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show From April 2017." Seems more like a (very obscure) fraudulent edit than an accidental premature leak of inside information.

Then again, Ben Cooper does have a tendency to make unexpected (read: poor) decisions, so who knows.

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Why should they let him?

Why should they let him do the breakfast show? Radio 1 itself has got so many great presenters to do it. There's Mills, there's Greg, there's Edmondson (no, I don't think Levine or Dev are ready yet). Why should the bosses take the risk of getting someone completely strange, without any experience and from a rival station? Imagine he's even worse than Grimshaw. Mills did so many great step-ins, I think it's time to leave him with the job. A thing that could support my point is that they produced his own personal imaging, which is not worth doing for a few weeks of step-ins a year. And WHOOOOOOOOO is Phil Clinton? I've never heard of him! We'll see in April.

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I'm a regular listener to X. Loved Phil's Evening Show bit he has vanished. Gordon Smart took over the show last month. No announcement on where Phil would move to and his social media feeds have gone quiet. Vwry bizarre. But R1 Breakfast as much as I like him. He has no chance. Specialist show maybe?

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I'm a regular listener to X. Loved Phil's Evening Show bit he has vanished. Gordon Smart took over the show last month. No announcement on where Phil would move to and his social media feeds have gone quiet. Vwry bizarre. But R1 Breakfast as much as I like him. He has no chance. Specialist show maybe?

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Or Mills / James for breakfast and he could slip into day programs

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48 minutes ago, Lee E said:

The R1 WIKI page had changed as well

You do realise anyone can log in and change that? Can we please not start threads based on Wikipedia changes and no substance whatsoever? It doesn't mean anything and is usually bull.

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14 hours ago, murste said:

You do realise anyone can log in and change that? Can we please not start threads based on Wikipedia changes and no substance whatsoever? It doesn't mean anything and is usually bull.

Hear hear, it was me that logged in and removed it as vandalism, the thing is full of inaccuracies on R1 pages, loads of people calling Matt Edmonson a moth ffs

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