Harpz Kaur to leave BBC Asian Network’s Breakfast show

Harpz Kaur is stepping down from the Breakfast present on the BBC Asian Network, after 5 years.

Harpz joined Asian Network in 2015, changing into the weekday breakfast presenter in 2017 and is thought for entertaining morning listeners along with her infectious giggle, appeal and character. She has interviewed many prime visitors together with Bollywood actress Kajol, Jay Sean, Will Smith and Gurdas Maan.

Harpz Kaur says: “After what feels virtually like a lifetime of 4am alarm clocks, it seems like the suitable time to finish on a excessive and change them off, so I can compensate for some sleep! Thanks to everybody that has supported my journey at BBC Asian Network for permitting me to do what I do finest – with my favorite individuals – MY BREKKIE SQUAD!

“I’ve had the most amazing time, met some incredible people, made lifelong friends and endless memories! It’s time for a new chapter now and I look forward to what the future holds.”

Ahmed Hussain, Head of Asian Network, says: “Harpz has been the voice of the Asian Network Breakfast Present for 5 years and has been the soundtrack to our listeners each morning, who’ve beloved listening to her kick begin their day. She has a superb character and is a much-loved member of the Asian Network household.

“It has been great to see Harpz progress through the years. We will definitely miss her energy brightening our mornings and, of course her dancing around the studio to the latest breakfast beats!”

Nikita Kanda can be presenting The Asian Network Breakfast Present from July (Monday-Friday, 7am-11am) till December.

The station has additionally introduced that Hashu Mohammed, often known as Smashbengali, as the brand new host of Weekend Breakfast (8am-11am) on the station.

Birmingham born and raised Smashbengali can be waking the nation up each Saturday and Sunday with a brand new begin time of 8am. His present will ship the easiest of Asian leisure, music, tradition, comedy and superstar visitors, in addition to an hour mixture of Asian Network Licensed at 10am.

Identified for his comedy and light-hearted leisure, Hashu arrange his YouTube channel in 2017 underneath the alias, Smashbengali, specializing in creating content material that attracts on his upbringing and cultural id.

He has an enormous on-line group who’re often known as “The Gushti”, translating to “family” in his mother-tongue Bengali. In 2021, Smashbengali gained the nation’s hearts when he appeared on the Channel 4 actuality present, ‘The Circle’. He’ll current his first Weekend Breakfast Present on Saturday 11 June.

Smashbengali says: “Someone slap me…I’m getting my own show on BBC Asian Network! This is truly a dream come true It really does feel like a huge milestone for me to see where I have been able to come, from listening to the shows and feeling inspired, to now being a presenter. It just goes to show how inspirational the hosts of the network are and I really hope I can inspire loads of future talent to follow in my footsteps”.

Ahmed Hussain, Head of Asian Network, says: “I’m looking forward to welcoming Smashbengali to the Asian Network family. He has a brilliant sense of humour and our listeners will love hearing about his fun antics and jokes and getting to know him as a personality.”

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