The stars join Liverpool’s brand new hit music station for its first ever breakfast show
Capital Liverpool launches with a little help from its friends Ellie Goulding, Ant & Dec, The Vamps and Jorgie Porter
Adam Weighall, Gemma Cutting and Imogen Townley get the station off to a flying start
107.6 Capital FM launched this week with a bang as a host of guest stars descended on the Capital Liverpool Breakfast Show to celebrate the launch of the UK’s number 1 hit music station in Liverpool.
Ellie Goulding dropped into the Capital Liverpool studios in the heart of Liverpool ONE on Monday morning to talk to Capital breakfast hosts Adam, Gemma and Imogen and officially open the studio by sounding a foghorn and cutting Adam’s hair! Ellie gave away tickets to her show at the Liverpool Echo Arena on March 10th 2016 and a chance to meet her at the show. Answering a question about whether she would choose to go into the Big Brother House or do a bushtucker trial on I’m a Celebrity, Ellie said: “I think I would rather do a bushtucker trial although they do eat live spiders and I am not really sure if I am down with that but I would like to go into the Big Brother House for a day and just see what it is like. I have watched it since I was really young. I remember the first ever series. It has got a bit weird now but I think I would like to do a day as I am not sure I could survive any more than that.”
Fresh from LA where they have been filming the new series of Saturday Night Takeaway, the nation’s favourite TV duo, Ant & Dec also joined the brand new Capital Liverpool Breakfast Show. When Dec revealed they had done an undercover prank on James Corden in LA, Ant said: “What the hell. I am not even sure he was meant to tell you that.” Adam, Gemma and Imogen went to meet the boys at the Britain’s Got Talent auditions at the Liverpool Echo Arena and asked if they thought they could find a winner for Britain’s Got Talent from Liverpool. Dec said: “I don’t see why not. You have got everything here, you’ve got a great music background and a great tradition of music so I think we will get some good singers.”
They also talked about how excited they are to be hosting the BRITs for a second year and Dec said: “We weren’t supposed to be. We did it last year and we always said we would do it for one year… but we had quite a nice time so we have decided to do it again… this is definitely the last time we are going to do it.”
Hollyoaks favourite and I’m a Celebrity contestant Jorgie Porter also dropped into the Capital Liverpool studios to welcome 107.6 Capital FM and play the ‘scouse tucker challenge’, which saw her try three culinary delights prepared by Imogen. After the challenge in which Jorgie sampled scouse, a cheese and tomato omelette and a chocolate brownie, Jorgie gave a frank verdict on Imogen’s cooking skills telling the Capital Liverpool Breakfast Show host: “There is no potential there and I don’t think you should make any meals ever.” Jorgie confused Imogen’s cheese and tomato omelette for sausage and mistook her scouse for ostrich saying, “it smells like a bad canteen”. After trying the brownie, she gave her assessment, “it’s not chewable… that was the worst brownie I’ve ever had”.
The Vamps also joined Adam, Gemma and Imogen to celebrate the launch as well as Nathan Sykes. Craig David, Fleur East and Shawn Mendes all called in to wish Adam, Gemma and Imogen luck for their new show on Capital Liverpool. The fun is set to continue with more surprise guests dropping in to chat to the presenters.
Capital Liverpool will play the biggest hits from the hottest hit music artists of the moment. Across the country, Capital is the UK’s number 1 hit music brand reaching more than eight million people every week.
Adam, Gemma and Imogen present the Capital Liverpool Breakfast Show Monday to Friday from 6-10am and Graeme Smith and Sarah Story host Capital Liverpool Drivetime from 4pm every week day. Every Thursday and Friday at 6pm, Graeme and Sarah will hand over to Anton Powers who will get the Liverpool weekend started early with the hottest tracks and some exclusive remixes while Baz Todd will bring the biggest tunes to Liverpool every weekend.