Harpz Kaur has been confirmed as the BBC Asian Network’s ‘Breakfast’ presenter.
Kaur has already been filling in for Tommy Sandhu, who was sacked earlier this month after being dragged into controversy over a Whatsapp group, which made sexist comments and homophobic comments about other BBC colleagues.
Hailing from Huddersfield, Kaur grew up in a Sikh Punjabi family and was a finalist at the Asian Media Awards in 2014. Kaur said, “It’s such an honour to be joining a programme that I’ve grown up listening to. It has been one long journey getting here but at the same time it feels like I’m living in the fast lane. To know I’ll be the soundtrack to our listeners’ breakfast is surreal but equally exciting.”
Mark Strippel, Head of Programmes for BBC Asian Network said, “Harpz has been fantastic since joining Asian Network from community radio just two years ago and we are proud to name her as the new host of Britain’s biggest Asian Breakfast Show. Her incredibly warm and fun personality is the perfect fit for the Breakfast Show, and we look forward to watching Harpz grow on this journey with the Asian Network team.”
Kaur has been with the BBC Asian Network since 2015. She has been presenting the weekend breakfast show for the station and will be bringing her fresh energy to weekdays, along with her extensive knowledge of music. An announcement about Asian Network weekend breakfast will be made in coming weeks.
Kaur will takeover officially from Monday 23rd October.