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Matt and Mollie to replace Dean and Vicky


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Do wonder if further changes are afoot - first that Sun article and also noticed on James Cusack's Instagram that he's at Broadcasting House even though the schedule doesn't have him covering on Radio 1 the next few days.

Hope that Sun article is true - Matt finally making it to weekdays! Matt & Mollie easily one of the best shows on Radio 1 too so very much deserving of weekdays.

Thinking about it too it seemed odd to give the Red Nose Day challenge to a weekend presenter (though I'd rather hear Mollie on Radio 1 all week than quite a few others) - normally it's a weekday person a la Greg or previously Scott and Jordan.

1 hour ago, AndyK77 said:

These reports are usually right - I wonder if Dean and Vicky are going to take over RMC’s slot as surely they are committed to a non London daytime show.

Wouldn't shock me as then at least it's the same slot Monday-Sunday that's done from outside London. But presumably too it would have implications for the Live Lounge if that were the case. Though what would that mean for RMC? Time will tell I guess

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The article does say that Dean and Vicky will be remaining on the station, so I’m wondering if this is perhaps a change being scheduled for a few months down the line, when Jamie has done his contract on drive and Katie joins Vick (and then James or someone else takes M&M’s current slot and D&V take Katie’s slot).

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I hope this is true. Matt & Mollie are one of the very few shows that still appeals to me on R1. This is what should've happened in the first place, with Dean & Vicky paired up on weekend lunchtimes to build them up as a duo.

I wonder what happens to Future Pop? If it is surviving the evening show changes in April, I suppose it would be the right time to hand it over to Maia Beth full time who has covered the slot regularly?

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16 minutes ago, NathanS said:

I hope this is true. Matt & Mollie are one of the very few shows that still appeals to me on R1. This is what should've happened in the first place, with Dean & Vicky paired up on weekend lunchtimes to build them up as a duo.

I wonder what happens to Future Pop? If it is surviving the evening show changes in April, I suppose it would be the right time to hand it over to Maia Beth full time who has covered the slot regularly?

I think Matt taking over from Scott would have been to like for like in some eyes now and no one big would have wanted to be the one who replaces him.

Where as now the dust has settled on Scott leaving so the new shows an improvement

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I did say that Radio 1 has this habit of throwing curveballs. If you spoke to anyone on here a week ago Matt and Mollie were destined for the exit...! It seems big that they've managed to get them both to commit to daytimes. 

I feel sorry for Dean and Vicky, they've been quite a good listen, and I assumed they were brought in to offer something different to what Scott offers on Radio 2. M&M feel more competitive for older listeners than Dean and Vicky. Like others say, perhaps they're destined for bigger things further down the line.

Also where does this leave the broadcasts from Salford?

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This is huge news if true! So happy for them and it will definitely go down well with listeners. Also shows Matt and Mollie aren’t going anywhere fast - which actually was one of my biggest fears. 😊 makes you wonder if R1 team are actually looking into peoples discussions on here/on social media? Does this mean Dean and Vicky at the weekend? I really enjoyed Dean’s weekend slot he used to have.

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Really great news I think. After Jordan’s exit weekdays really need strengthening. And it is weird that the weekend afternoon programme is clearly stronger than the weekday afternoon programme (IMO). Dean and Vicky IMO hasn’t worked and they really now need to ensure they keep all their strongest presenters - including Matt and Mollie. 

BUT weekdays could sound very London/southern - Greg, RMC, M&M, then Jamie Laing too. Unless they might be thinking of moving RMC and replacing with Katie? I like RMC though. 

Fascinated to know if there may be other changes coming…

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I wonder if this also shows that they’re not as hellbent on drawing in younger listeners with new, younger presenters as they used to be, and are focusing on retaining the listeners they already have over the coming years. Is this sign of a change in approach to come?

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4 minutes ago, Rob86 said:

Really great news I think. After Jordan’s exit weekdays really need strengthening. And it is weird that the weekend afternoon programme is clearly stronger than the weekday afternoon programme (IMO). Dean and Vicky IMO hasn’t worked and they really now need to ensure they keep all their strongest presenters - including Matt and Mollie. 

BUT weekdays could sound very London/southern - Greg, RMC, M&M, then Jamie Laing too. Unless they might be thinking of moving RMC and replacing with Katie? I like RMC though. 

Fascinated to know if there may be other changes coming…

Yes I agree with this, as much as great news for me, it does seem to be moving in the opposite direction to pushing more shows to broadcast from Manchester which would appeal to the broader country. Who knows, maybe there’s a plan for Dean and Vicky to take drivetime, with Vick/Jamie Laing just a temporary thing over the summer?

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I wonder if these changes will kick in on 15 April along with Jack moving to Future Sounds.

As others have said - this is another we couldn't have seen coming.

Here's an alternative potential for Dean and Vicky - Early Breakfast.  Still ticks the box of another daytime show from outside London.

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3 minutes ago, AndyK77 said:

Also note the reference to the show being 1300 to 1500 - didn't Jamie Laing mention Going Home starting at 1500 somewhere.  Maybe there is a plan or both Jamie and a journalist have got it wrong (very possible).

Now if they could start Future Sounds at 7pm like the Zane Lowe e

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Very interesting when we all were certain Matt would leave this year. Tbey will be great on weekdays and i would have gone with them from the start Radio 1 took a gamble and it did not work in D&V, I wonder where they will end up perhaps a straight swap? As others have mentioned what happens with the Salford broadcast. Well the article says the coming days i guess we will find out soon and i think it will tie in with Jacks new show.

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25 minutes ago, onlyME said:

Why not? Drivetime could be anyone's within 12 months time.

If they were lining up Matt and Mollie for drive once Vick and Jamie’s contracts are up they wouldn’t be putting them on afternoons now.

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3 minutes ago, R1Fan1 said:

If they were lining up Matt and Mollie for drive once Vick and Jamie’s contracts are up they wouldn’t be putting them on afternoons now.

Jordan North is proof of what happens if you don't keep your talent happy. Do we really think Vick and Jamie will be there next year? Nobody on here has been right about anything lately, so don't rule anything out! 

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