Rickie Haywood-William hosts on Radio 1 Monday – Thursday evenings from 9pm-11pm alongside Melvin Odoom and Charlie Hedges. Rickie, Melvin and Charlie previously, hosted the KISS Breakfast show for a record breaking 10 years! It was the UK's biggest commercial breakfast show and they continued to take the show to new heights, winning Silver at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2009 and Gold in 2012.
Rickie has presented from various red carpets, including MTV Awards, The Brits, Mobos and GQ Awards. Previously he co-presented on MTV News, MTV Digs, Music Junkie, interviewing some of the biggest music stars in the world and from the red carpet on London's biggest film premieres. Recently Rickie and his co-hosts landed the opportunity to host the Special Comic Relief YouTube Show 2019.
Rickie also helped launch the rebranding of the Digital music channel VIVA. Hosting performances from Alexandra Burke along and a question and answer session with a Live studio audience, helping the station achieve record audience figures for a new digital music channel.
Together, Rickie with Melvin have presented ‘The Hotdesk‘ on ITV2 interviewing Mark Ronson, presented a 4 Music Summer series ‘Summerscoop’ and hosted the Official BRIT Awards Red Carpet And Backstage Shows with Laura Whitmore on ITV2 doubling rating from the previous year. The duo also hosted Saturday night prime-time game show 'Bang On The Money' on ITV.
In 2017, Rickie and Melvin made a memorable performance on 'Let's Song and Dance for Comic Relief' with their rendition of a Will Smith Medley, making it to the finals.
Keen to show his versatility, Rickie has filmed successful documentaries for BBC3 including My Weapon is My Dog, Cannabis: Britain’s Secret Farms.
Rickie is a big fan of social media with massive followings across Twitter and Instagram. By having an active online presence paired with regular DJ gigs at club nights up and down the country it’s a great way for him to keep his growing legion of listeners and viewers faithful and involved in his successful journey.