Pete Waterman returns to the air with Virgin Radio 80s Plus

Virgin Radio 80s Plus has hired Producer and DJ Pete Waterman to present two special shows over the festive season.

Pete will be live on Christmas Eve from 6pm to 10pm, and New Years Eve 8pm to Midnight. Both shows will be classic 80s Party Shows.

Pete started his career as a DJ, and later formed part of songwriting team Stock Aitken Waterman. He later started up his own label, Pete Waterman Limited in 1997. The label became the home for many iconic artists, including Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan.

In radio, he was most recently host of a weekly party show on Smooth Radio from 2009 to 2014.

Mike Cass, Content Director, Virgin Radio UK, comments: “We’re so pleased to have music legend Pete join us over the Christmas period. Fans will be treated to a true 80s party on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. What more could our listeners want!”

Pete Waterman said: “I’m so excited to join the Virgin Radio 80s Plus team over the festive season. I’ve got some fantastic 80s tunes lined up, and look forward to entertaining the nation at the most wonderful time of the year!”

Pete will also be reuniting with his former colleagues Mike Stock and Matt Aitken for a new Channel 5 three-part documentary looking back at their music careers.