Ra­dio 1’s si­lence for Diddy

Scottish Daily Mail - - Sharkespeare -

BBC RA­DIO 1 is mak­ing a song and dance about its 50th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, with an all-star line-up of DJs past and present.

But there’s ra­dio si­lence for vet­eran broad­caster David Hamil­ton, de­spite him be­ing one of the sta­tion’s orig­i­nal pre­sen­ters. The diminutive DJ, nick­named ‘Diddy’ by Ken Dodd, has been left off the Ra­dio 1 Vin­tage Sched­ule this month.

Hamil­ton, 79, reck­ons he’s been snubbed be­cause of his tell-all book, which came out in June. The mem­oir, called The Golden Days Of Ra­dio One: Hot­shots, Big Shots And Pot­shots, ex­poses the egos and ri­val­ries be­tween its star pre­sen­ters, in­clud­ing Tony Black­burn’s al­legedly strained re­la­tion­ships with Si­mon Bates, Noel Ed­monds and John Peel.

‘I can only as­sume my ex­clu­sion has some­thing to do with my book,’ says Hamil­ton.

‘If that is the case, the point of the book has been missed, as it is sup­posed to be a cel­e­bra­tion of the sta­tion that I was so proud to work for.’

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