Rickie Haywood-Williams

Rickie Haywood-Williams is a radio, television broadcaster and DJ currently on air with his co-hosts Melvin and Charlie on BBC Radio 1. He presents the evening show from 8-10pm. The show is known for combining light-hearted entertainment, fun artist interviews with specialist music to their nationwide audience. 

Previous to Radio 1, he hosted the Kiss FM breakfast show helping the station to achieve record figures and win countless awards including a Sony Gold for Best Breakfast Show at the Radio Academy awards. This is widely considered as one of the highest awards achievable in UK radio. 

In 2021 , he took part in the first ever incarnation of The Celebrity Circle in aid of Stand Up to Cancer, making it to the final of the show whilst pretending to be Will I Am.

Rickie co-hosted a prime-time Saturday night tv show alongside his long-time friend and collaborator Melvin Odoom for ITV, called: Bang On The Money. The show was based around groups of friends battling against each-other in competitive studio games to win a big cash prize.

The BBC 3 panel show ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff’ saw Rickie take on the role of team captain, going head-to-head each week with Melvin Odoom and Rochelle Humes in a game based around life’s awkward and annoying situations hosted by Nick Grimshaw.

Documentaries are also one of Rickie’s passions. Rickie hosted a series of hard-hitting docs for BBC3 such as Cannabis: Britain’s Secret Farms and My Weapon is a Dog to critical acclaim.

He has hosted the ITV2 Official Brits Red Carpet and Backstage show two years running. Interviewing stars on the red carpet, making comedy VTs and filming with the winners backstage for the show were all part the fun on the night.

After working for ITV at The BRITS Red Carpet and backstage shows, Rickie went on to host The MOBO Awards which was broadcast to millions from the ceremony in Glasgow…and yes, he wore a kilt!

Rickie Launched his own podcast in 2017 as a passion project called: The Motto Podcast. Tasked with interviewing known personalities to shine a light on their journeys into the public eye. All proceeds were donated to charity of the interviewee’s choice. Guests included, Trevor Nelson, Joel Dommett and Vicky Pattison to name a few. 

Other guest appearances include, Celebrity MasterChef, Soccer Aid, Ninja Warrior, Celeb Mastermind and a win on Richard Osman’s House of Games.