DJ heads home for a one-off broadcast

BBC 6 Music presenter Shaun Keaveny is originally from Leigh, as part of the stations roadshow the Breakfast show, hosted by Shaun, was presented from Leigh Library

BBC 6 Music presenter Shaun Keaveny is originally from Leigh, as part of the stations roadshow the Breakfast show, hosted by Shaun, was presented from Leigh Library

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A FAMOUS radio DJ returned to his home town to broadcast live to hundreds of thousands of listeners across the country.

BBC 6 Music Breakfast Show presenter Shaun Keaveny swapped his studio in London for a one-off show in Leigh Library which featured a host of famous faces.

The programme was broadcast live on BBC 6 Music, the BBC’s interactive digital radio station that celebrates the alternative spirit of music and culture.

Hollyoaks actor Alex Carter was a guest as Shaun celebrated the reformation of his old band, Brit pop wannabes Mosque, for a special performance.

Shaun, 38, said: “I am tickled pink to be bringing my breakfast show from the stinking smog-choked streets of London back to the slightly less smog-choked streets of Leigh.

“I have dreamed of doing this for years and can barely believe that I am going to be broadcasting to the nation from my motherland at last. Finally we will be within spitting distance of proper pies, pasties and establishments that serve gravy with chips.”

Shaun, also hosted a special “audience with night” at the Turnpike Centre to discuss his first book on Saturday.

R2D2 lives in Preston was published in November 2010. It is a compilation of little known facts relating to various towns throughout the United Kingdom, advised by listeners to his radio show in a feature entitled Toast The Nation.

The book reference to R2D2 concerns actor Kenny Baker, who lives in Preston, and played the famous Star Wars droid.