Jimmy and Summaya move to BBC Radio Leicester Breakfast

BBC Radio Leicester Drive presenters Jimmy Carpenter and Summaya Mughal are taking over the BBC Radio Leicester breakfast show for 2020.

The new show will go out weekdays 6-9am on the station from Monday 30 December.

Current breakfast presenters Ady Dayman and Jo Hayward will move to new roles. Ady will replace Jimmy and Summaya on Drive whilst Jo will read breakfast news.

Jimmy – who is from Hinckley – is no stranger to early starts having worked on Chris Evans Radio 2 breakfast show for five years.

Summaya is one of the 35 chosen people hosting one-off shows on BBC Radio 1 over Christmas. She will present the Radio 1 breakfast show as part of the station’s new talent Christmas line-up.

Summaya won a talent search at BBC Radio Nottingham last year to present and produce their weekday evening show and then joined BBC Radio Leicester in September to host the Drive show with Jimmy Carpenter.

Sophie Shardlow, Editor of BBC Radio Leicester says: “Jimmy and Summaya are a brilliant double act and top class broadcasters. They are a real genuine shot of fun and energy, it’s impossible not to start the day smiling with them.”

Jimmy says: “I’m really looking forward to kicking off 2020 with a new job and the Leicester listeners being there to laugh with and at us! It’s a privilege to entertain the people where I live and presenting the breakfast show is a dream gig.”

Summaya says: “The last 12 months has been utterly bonkers. I am immensely thankful, and excited, for the opportunity to present the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Leicester with Jimmy. I have loved getting to know the Radio Leicester audience and feel blessed to have the chance to continue to do so.”