Sarah Champion

Festival queen and lover of the 80s.

  • Next on-air: 11:00am tomorrow

About Sarah Champion

You can hear Sarah Champion across virtually all of the Absolute Radio stations and she's also been the host of our festival coverage for almost a decade.

We often force her to bunk-up with Pete Donaldson in our camper-van, the scene of some of her greatest on-air interviews. She's flirted with Sir Tom Jones, she stopped Blondie having a terrible incident, she got accosted by Liam Gallagher while making a cup of tea in the portacabin, she was charmed by a sex pistol and spent far too much time sniffing a freshly-massaged Brandon Flowers.

She's hosted hundreds of Absolute Radio sessions including Keane's final-ever gig, she introduced Mumford & Sons at Abbey Road and was also one of the hosts of BT London Live in Hyde Park, interviewing some of Team GB's winning medallists. She was part of the team which closed Regent Street for Absolute Radio's 1st birthday and helped us to win the 2014 Arqiva Award for Best Live Event coverage.

As well as appearing on Absolute Radio 70s and 00s, she's also host of the Sunday Night Music Club. Sarah says this is the best part of her job because she gets to discover and play new music, chat with rock stars, play session tracks and get instant feedback from listeners on the hits of tomorrow.

Sarah started out as a journalist and newsreader. She's done loads of telly including hosting The Official Album Chart Show, Radio Gaga for Vh1/MTV Networks and Isle of Wight festival coverage for Sky Arts. She's starred in Jonathan Creek, the ITV2 sitcom 'FM' and in Channel 4's Stand Up to Cancer.

She's got two dogs called Buckley and Lola, she is addicted to cheese (apart from Stinky Bishop) and she got beaten by 1 point on Ready Steady Cook. Her Dad pressed the wrong button meaning that Tony Hadley (Red Tomato) triumphed.

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