Dave Berry new Absolute Radio Breakfast host

Dave Berry has been announced as the new Breakfast Show presenter for Absolute Radio when current host Christian O'Connell departs for Australia. Since October, Dave has been presenting Absolute Radio's Drive show and he was previously Breakfast presenter on Capital.

A start date hasn't been announced yet but the new Breakfast Show will feature Dave and his current Drivetime co-host Matt Dyson, as well as existing news and sports presenters, Emma Jones and Glenn Moore. The Breakfast Show will continue to broadcast on the Absolute Radio network of stations but with the choice of seven different playlists - the only live programme where listeners can choose the music to suit their taste.

Dave Berry said: “I am overjoyed to have been offered the opportunity to host Breakfast and the chance to wake up the nation. We are already developing some exciting ideas for the show, and I can’t wait for our listeners to discover what we have up our sleeves.”

Absolute Radio Content Director Paul Sylvester said “Dave is one of Britain’s best breakfast broadcasters and from our first conversation we were always clear that he was the natural successor. Dave has a unique charm, intelligence and humour. He also perfectly understands the ingredients of how to make the perfect breakfast show."