BBC Radio 1’s Tiffany Calver is replaced by Kenny Allstar on 1Xtra’s Rap Show after four years on air

Kenny currently hosts two Friday slots on BBC Radio 1Xtra
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BBC Radio 1’s Tiffany Calver has announced that she is stepping down from 1Xtra’s Rap Show after four years on the job.

The radio presenter’s legendary two-hour Saturday night slot is set to be taken over by Kenny Allstar, 29, from London.

Tiffany, 28, confirmed that her last show would be on Saturday 25 March as she promised her listeners they would be “partying until the early hours”.

Kenny Allstar (R) will take over from Tiffany Calver (L) on BBC Radio Xtra’s Saturday night Rap Show. Kenny Allstar (R) will take over from Tiffany Calver (L) on BBC Radio Xtra’s Saturday night Rap Show.
Kenny Allstar (R) will take over from Tiffany Calver (L) on BBC Radio Xtra’s Saturday night Rap Show.

Speaking to her 90,000 Instagram followers, she said: “Where do I start? It has been a dream come true to host the 1Xtra Rap Show and such a privilege to be behind that mic, hold those conversations, moments, memories with all of the exceptional artists that have stepped into the studio over the past 4 years.

“I’d like to thank you all for trusting me with your music, your stories and for allowing me into your worlds for two hours every saturday night on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

“To find out that it is Kenny Allstar taking the reins fills me with so much joy. There is nobody more capable of taking care of such an important platform for the culture.

“I’m looking forward to my next chapter. It’s a new era and I am stepping into it with so much anticipation and ambition. I can’t begin to tell you just how excited I am about this next phase of my journey. I will be back with more news on that in good time.”

She continued: “My last show will be on March 25th, and then we are partying until the early hours at Village Underground.

“Thank you all for the support and kindness that has kept me going more than you even know. Thank you for listening. We made history!”

Kenny, who is a DJ, producer and broadcaster, also shared the news on his own Instagram alongside pictures of him as a baby holding a portable radio.

He wrote: “ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! From as young as I could remember I always wanted to be on radio… & the minute I entered the game I knew I was never going to give up or slow down until I made it to the biggest platform / radio station in the country

“Some said it could never be possible especially coming from my environment but proving doubters wrong is my motivation this is defo one of the greatest achievements of my life 🙏🏾

“Introducing the host of the @bbcradio1 Rap Show yours truly KA 😭

“Thank you to everyone who’s ever tuned in every Friday night to my 1Xtra show, listened back on BBC Sounds or stumbled across my voice on radio & stayed locked we move onto our next chapter together 🌪️.”

Kenny currently hosts a 1am and a 9pm BBC Radio 1Xtra slot on a Friday, and tonight he will celebrate Milton Keynes artist Lil Macks as his monthly Fresh 1’s Artist.

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