A DJ and former Lymm High School student said she has ticked off her bucket list after presenting a show on Radio 1.

Jade Worsley described it as a dream come true when she was given the opportunity to stand in for Mistajam and present the dance anthems show in BBC’s renowned Broadcasting House.

The station – which reaches more than 10 million listeners at peak time – called upon guest presenters during the Christmas holidays.

And Woolston-born Jade was handpicked from thousands of aspiring DJs by Radio 1’s head of programmes Aled Jones after sending in her demo.

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She said: “Radio 1 is the best of the best and I’m so happy I was given the opportunity to be on the station.

“It was really surreal to say the words: ‘It’s BBC Radio 1, I’m Jade in for Mistajam’. After saying it a few times it became second nature like: ‘Oh yeah sure, I’m on the biggest, best station in the UK and possibly the world, no big deal!”

Jade grew up in Thelwall but currently lives in Dubai where she is a presenter on the city’s Dance FM.

She added: “I’ve lived in Dubai for just over two years now. I live in the marina overlooking the beach so it’s not too shabby!

“Dubai is a very fun city to live in, it’s constantly on. Lots to do and see and the sun is always shining which helps.

“For work, I wake up at 4am every day, I get into the office and prepare for the show with my co-presenter, we share stories and work out what’s going where.

“I’m on air from 6am to 10am on weekdays and around this I’m either working out, DJing, hosting events or going to events and doing lots of outside broadcasts.”

Ordinarily, returning to Warrington would be a break from the airwaves for Jade but she was happy to make an exception in between the festivities and catch ups with loved ones.

Jade, who attended Thelwall Juniors, said: “I spent Christmas and New Year in Thelwall with my family and friends. I love Christmas it’s my favourite time of year – cosying up by the fire, sharing stories and eating far too much.

“I also got to see my gorgeous new nephew Felix who’s just adorable and rocks his Christmas pudding onesie. I think it’s important to spend quality time with family especially since I live abroad.”

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The DJ now hopes the opportunity will open up more doors at the world renowned station.

Jade added: “Radio 1 has the best reputation and a huge listenership because of its values, quality and standard. They simply put the listener at the heart of everything they do.

“I got a real taste of this when I worked for them and I’ve had a lot of great feedback since doing the show from people in the industry. It’s definitely been a good step up for my career.

“I presented a three-hour show pumping out classic dance anthems from over the years.

“We played everything from tracks from 27 years ago like Haddaway’s What Is Love to more current classics like Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s We Found Love.

“My highlight was receiving lots of interaction from the listeners. I was buzzing that they were enjoying the show and responding to all the stuff I was talking about.

“Presenting a show on Radio 1 was a dream come true, I’ve followed the station since I was a little girl and the quality of content continues to be an inspiration to me.”


Jade moved her life to Dubai two years ago to follow her passion for radio.

She always wanted to be a DJ so when she was 18 she went to the Sub Bass Academy in London to learn how to do it professionally before being offered a job in the city.

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Jade said: “Radio jobs are few and far between in the UK and it was really tricky to get a full time radio gig. So I started to look further afield, I saw Dubai were advertising for new presenters, I applied and after sending several demos I was offered a job. I started off working on Heart FM in the mornings in Dubai then I got a promotion to Dance FM to present the breakfast show.

“I really enjoyed presenting for Heart with all the chart pop music. Now I DJ around Dubai as well as presenting the dance music radio show on Dance FM. Dance music is a huge part of my life, I always wanted to be a DJ.”

Jade reckons she got the tenacity to chase her dreams from her parents, Steven and Marie.

She added: “My dad is a builder and he decided to buy a barn in Thelwall. He and my mum, together, worked their socks off to convert it into a family home. I was brought up by extremely hard working parents which rubbed off on me. They gave me my ‘get up and go’ attitude.”