Former Club Asia presenter, Shak Siyya is joining London’s alternative music station, XFM, a part of Global Radio.

Shak, the self-proclaimed ‘Badshaah of Nashta’ (King of Breakfast), will begin his stint on XFM this Sunday midnight until 04:00. He has been contracted to at least a month at the station before committing to anything long-term.

Shak joins only a small string of Asian presenters who have gone on to mainstream radio including the likes of Ray Khan, Bobby Friction and Nihal.

The presenter who also produces Bollywood podcasts with The Independent, confirmed to BizAsia.co.uk that he was offered the weekend breakfast show on Buzz Asia but subsequently went to newcomer ‘Donnie Brasco’.