Johnny joins Absolute Radio.
Absolute Radio has signed one of the UK's most listened to radio personalities in time for the arrival of the world's biggest sporting event in the UK.
Vaughan will be broadcasting every day with feature interviews from comedians and presenters, alongside our athletes and sportspeople, reflecting the big events, the obscure sports, and the day's talking points on and off the track.
Video interview: Alex James chats to Johnny Vaughan live on Absolute Radio backstage at BT London Live, just before going on stage with Blur to play the Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert. Alex talks about who the...
The Specials: Interview
Video interview: The boys from The Specials join Johnny Vaughan and Tiffany Cherry live on Absolute Radio for a chat about playing at the BT London Live Closing Ceremony Concert, how the last few weeks have affected...
New Order: Interview
Video interview: Bernard and Phil from New Order chat with Absolute Radio's Sarah Champion backstage at BT London Live about playing the Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert, their sporting connections, and what the...
Bombay Bicycle Club: Interview
Video interview: Half of Bombay Bicycle Club sit down in the Absolute Radio backstage area at BT London Live for a chat with Pete Donaldson about their summer so far, the atmosphere in London, when we'll hear new...
Team GB Women's Hockey Team: Interview
Video interview: Team GB's bronze medal winning women's hockey team catch up with Absolute Radio's Johnny Vaughan at BT London Live.
Team GB Footballer Eniola Aluko: Interview
Video interview: Team GB Footballer Eniola Aluko chats with Absolute Radio's Johnny Vaughan at BT London Live
The Temper Trap: Interview
Video interview: The Temper Trap's Dougy Mandagi and Jonathon Aherne, talk to Johnny Vaughan and Tiffany Cherry, before their performance at BT London Live.
The Enemy: Interview
Video interview: Watch Polly James interview The Enemy backstage at BT London Live in Hyde Park, by their own admission, not the most athletic of lads, but they've been enjoying the Olympics so far!
Robbie Grabarz: Interview
Video interview: Team GB's Bronze medal winning high jumper Robbie Grabarz joined Johnny & Tiffany in the studio at BT London Live at talk about his achievement and how he intends to celebrate in style.
Audley Harrison: Interview
Video interview: Former British Olympian and heavyweight Champion Audley Harrison talks about Team GB's female boxing success at London 2012, and Johnny is a little too cocky.
We will be bringing you daily news bulletins with the latest information about what's happening across London and how to make the most of the capital during what will be one of the biggest celebrations Great Britain has ever seen. Listen out for exclusive VIP ticket listener giveaways in the build-up, along with interviews with all the stars, building anticipation and looking with excitement ahead of the summer.
Johnny Vaughan show times
Johnny will broadcast every day from the Opening Ceremony on Friday 27 July to the Closing Ceremony on Sunday 12 August. He'll be on-air from 5 to 7pm on Absolute Radio and repeated across the entire Absolute Radio Network from 6-8pm, allowing fans of stations such as Absolute Radio 60s or Absolute 80s to enjoy Johnny's show and music from their favourite decade.
For two weeks this summer we're celebrating the two greatest things Great Britain has given the world - sport and music. So I'm really looking forward to celebrating both.
Johnny's arrival forms part of a stunning summer of programming on Absolute Radio, which also includes live music coverage from some of the summer's biggest music festivals and events, including the Isle of Wight Festival, Hard Rock Calling, Cornbury Festival and 80s Rewind.
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Johnny Vaughan's Biography
Johnny is one of the UK's best known and well loved broadcasters. Since the start of his career he has risen through the ranks across the media industry with his television and radio work, comedy writing and weekly columns for the biggest daily newspapers in the country.
In 1994 Channel 4 first recognized his TV potential and gave him a slot hosting the cult show Moviewatch, followed by his own weekly chat show Here's Johnny. His first major role was presenting The Big Breakfast, where his madcap humor and on-air chemistry with Denise Van Outen helped restore viewing figures, and Johnny earnt critical acclaim.
In 2003 Johnny was recruited by BBC3 to help launch the channel – a unique 2-year deal, giving him the freedom to work across a range of different projects.
In 2004 Johnny made a return to writing comedy with his dope drama – Top Buzzer.
His production company Worlds End is thriving and is behind such successes as Katie Brand on ITV.
Johnny is best known as the host of the Capital Radio Breakfast show. This year he left the show on a high when it achieved a record number of listeners since 2005. Johnny continues to enjoy a career in television.
This year Johnny followed the Society of Thames Mudlarks as they embarked on a number of Thames riverside digs using metal detectors to locate archaeological treasures in Mud Men for the History Channel. The second series of Mud Men is now broadcasting on the History Channel.