Who is Radio 1's Gordon North?

Radio 1's newest signing Gordon North has been cropping up across the schedules in recent week, covering shows such as the Official Chart Show and Dance Athems, alongside his regular Greatest Hits weekend show.

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Gordon joined Radio 1 last year following a couple of successful stints covering early Breakfast followed by a host of shows over the festive period.

Gordon began his career on community radio and presented shows on the station which broadcasts to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.  Having studies media production at uni, he went on to win Bauer Media‚Äôs Stars of 2011 competition and presented a months worth of shows for The Hits Radio.  This turned out to be his big break and he landed a job presenting overnights on Capital North East before moving to weekend breakfast on Capital Manchester.

It was during this time that he did some behind the scenes work at Radio 5 Live which he continued, even when he presented 7 days a week on Bauer's Rock FM.  

Football-mad Gordon has been a great addition to the Radio 1 line-up; With a passion for music which is obvious, some self-depreciating humour which never goes amiss and a genuine down to earth style, the lad has a very bright future ahead of him.

Visit bbc.co.uk/radio1 for more on Gordon.