Lily Allen, Damon Albarn and the Prodigy are among the celebrities set to take over Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show for a fortnight in January.

With the Kiwi presenter taking a two-week holiday this month, Radio 1 have handpicked a starry lineup of guest hosts to take the helm on his evening show, starting on Monday January 12th.

And with an established Radio 1 DJ at their side to prevent a guiding hand, the guests will present regular Zane Lowe features "Hottest record in the world" and "Winter Warmer", as well as showcasing their own unique choices of new and old musical influences.

The first show will be hosted by the Prodigy, with Friendly Fires, Albarn and Biffy Clyro presenting the show on the following nights.

Smile star Allen takes over on Monday 19th with Razorlight, the Wombats and Jimmy Carr to follow.

Lowe said he was "absolutely thrilled" with the line-up.

"From The Prodigy through to Friendly Fires, Damon Albarn, Biffy Clyro, Lily Allen, Razorlight and Wombats we've got an amazing selection of talent," he continued.

"It's going to be a great listen and I know that wherever I am I will certainly be tuning in online and checking out the shows myself and maybe even calling in now and then."

Lowe returns to the airwaves on Monday January 26th.


06/01/2009 02:01:01