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A farm date for Radio 1’s Reggie

POPULAR DJ Reggie Yates recently swapped his comfortable London studio for the sleepy village of Claverdon.

POPULAR DJ Reggie Yates recently swapped his comfortable London studio for the sleepy village of Claverdon.

The Radio 1 presenter visited the home of music fan Callum Smith - who had won a competition to bring the BBC direct to his front door.

Callum’s prize was to have Reggie come to his home and broadcast live from there.

And the presenter was joined at Callum’s farm by chart-topping artists Chipmunk and Esmee Denters.

But the team hit a bit of a snag when they arrived in the Warwickshire village and started to set up equipment.

Mum Louise said: “It wasn’t until they came to check everything out that they discovered there was no satellite signal because all the trees in the area caused a problem.”

To solve the problem, parts of the show were pre-recorded in Claverdon, with the live broadcast done a few miles away in Warwick - where Callum’s dad lives.

During his visit, Reggie was introduced to the family’s cows, ewes and lambs and came face-to-face with his namesake Reg the sheep.

Today the DJ presents the weekly Chart Show, but he got his start as an actor - having starred in shows like Grange Hill and Doctor Who.

 

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