In January 2023, after five and a half years co-hosting Capital’s flagship Breakfast Show Sonny Jay took over the reins of the Capital Late Show from the legend Marvin Humes and is now entertaining the nation solo from 10pm-1am every Monday to Thursday.
Sonny’s infectious sense of fun and natural connection to his audience has led to a new Saturday evening show 4-7pm on Capital since September 2023.
In March 2021 when most of us were baking banana bread and watching too much daytime TV, Sonny successfully juggled his radio day job with a new skating obsession and won the 13th series of ITV’s Dancing On Ice alongside professional skating partner Angela Egan.
Sonny is no stranger to high achieving, having played both the London Palladium and Wembley Stadium before he was 18. The Palladium alongside Michael Ball in the London revival of musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at age 12 and Wembley with his band, Britain’s Got Talent finalists, The Loveable Rogues in 2012.
The Rogues finished fourth in BGT, signing a record deal with Simon Cowell’s SYCO, and scoring a Top Ten single and album. They supported Olly Murs on a 28-date arena tour and played Capital’s Summertime Ball – at Wembley in 2012 – before calling it a day in 2015.
Pop’s loss was radio gain, and Sonny dedicated himself to a broadcasting career. Graduating from local radio, he joined Capital in 2017, initially presenting overnights before joining the Capital Breakfast Show alongside his great friend Roman Kemp.
Sonny has presented from the red carpet at the Brits and has co-hosted Capital’s sell-out Summertime Ball and Jingle Bell Ball since 2017.
Sonny mixes an infectious sense of humour with an encyclopaedic knowledge of pop, and pop culture. He is also a lifelong West Ham fan and loves performance cars. Commercially he has worked with McDonald’s, Moss Bros, Topman, Cadbury, Subway and Superdry.