Year 1 pupil believed to be youngest person to have hosted radio show

Britain’s littlest DJ: Year 1 pupil believed to be the youngest person in the UK to have hosted a radio show

  • Girl, six, is believed to be the youngest person in Britain to host a radio show 
  • Year 1 pupil and talented DJ Teyla Hopkins takes to the airwaves with confidence
  • She does have dad Gary by her side as they present their Sunday Funday show

She takes to the airwaves with confidence and asks searching questions when guests come on. But, incredibly, this talented DJ is just six years old.

Teyla Hopkins, a Year 1 pupil at primary school, is believed to be the youngest person to have hosted a radio programme in Britain.

She does, however, have her dad Gary by her side as they present Sunday Funday, a weekly show on community radio.

Teyla Hopkins, a Year 1 pupil at primary school, is believed to be the youngest person to have hosted a radio programme in Britain. She takes to the airwaves with confidence and asks searching questions when guests come on

Teyla said: ‘I like being a radio presenter because it gives me a chance to spend time with my dad, play and listen to some really good music that I can choose and meet different people.’

Her father added: ‘I like to think being on the show has helped with her confidence. She’s quite happy talking to guests and she’ll ask them questions that only a child would ask so you hear things from a six-year-old’s perspective.

‘Sometimes guests are surprised to have a six-year-old asking them questions but they’ll say how sweet she is.’

It’s all pretty relaxed on the show they began hosting on WaveWSM in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, last August.

Mr Hopkins, a presenter for nine years, said: ‘We bounce off each other well. Sometimes we’ll just sit and talk about things. She doesn’t take it too seriously. She’s just there to have a bit of fun.’

He hopes Teyla, who has three sisters, will stay on the airwaves. The previous youngest DJ was Daisy Watkiss, nine, who hosted a radio show in Yorkshire in 2010.

Studio queen: With dad Gary and at the controls. Teyla said: ‘I like being a radio presenter because it gives me a chance to spend time with my dad, play and listen to some really good music that I can choose and meet different people’

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