Monday, March 05, 2007

The Moon's on with tunes

The geezerisation of Virgin Radio continues as the station's very studios trundle down towards Hackney: following the signing of Suggs, the network has now signed a big deal with Shane Richie. Shane was EastEnders' Alfie Moon, but is better known as having taken over the Daz doorstep challenge from Danny Baker and, of course, his seminal appearance on 3-2-1 with his sideway look at youth culture (i.e. he wore lycra and pretended to be bodypopping.) During that programme, Ted Rogers predicted that we'd be hearing a lot more from that young man, and how right he was. But surely even Ted couldn't have guessed that:

Richie will make his debut with an afternoon show on Easter Monday, April 9, which will be part of the station's "Great British Bank Holiday Weekend" celebrating "everything that's great and British".

Richie said: "I like to think of myself as voice of the people, friend of the stars. We're going to have a bit of fun here!"

We're looking forward to what Virgin might consider to be great about British things. The shortlist we've come up with is:

- Not Australian-born American-passport holding media moghuls
- Erm, that's it

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